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The Psychology of Learning and Motivation

The Psychology of Learning and Motivation series publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning to complex learning and problem solving. Each chapter thoughtfully integrates the writings of leading contributors, who present and discuss significant bodies of research relevant to their discipline. Volume 56 includes chapters on such varied topics as emotion and memory interference, electrophysiology, mathematical cognition, and reader participation in narrative.


Researchers and students in cognitive psychology

Hardbound, 284 Pages

Published: February 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-394393-4


  • "We do emphatically recommend this volume for those in the fields of cognitive, experimental, and educational psychology. Without exception, the authors present their arguments, theories, and data in a clear and readable fashion. We would also recommend the volume for those teaching courses in cognitive psychology. The volume contains well-structured reviews of current research and theory, as well as proposing future research agendas to answer important questions."--PsycCRITIQUES


  • Psychology of Learning and Motivation Volume 56

    Table of Contents

    1. Distinctive Processing: The coaction of similarity and difference in memory
    2. R. Reed Hunt

    3. Retrieval-induced forgetting and inhibition: A critical review
    4. Michael F. Verde

    5. False recollection: Empirical findings and their theoretical implications
    6. Jason Arndt

    7. Reconstruction from Memory in Naturalistic Environments
    8. Mark Steyvers and Pernille Hemmer

    9. Categorical discrimination in humans and animals: All different and yet the same?
    10. Edward A. Wasserman and Leyre Castro

    11. How Working Memory Capacity Affects Problem Solving
    12. Jennifer Wiley and Andrew F. Jarosz

    13. Juggling two languages in one mind: What bilinguals tell us about language processing and its consequences for cognition

    Judith F. Kroll, Paola E. Dussias, Cari A. Bogulski, & Jorge R. Valdes Kroff


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