The Psychology of Learning and Motivation

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Edited by

  • Brian Ross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA
  • Arthur Markman, Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, USA

Series Editor:

  • Brian Ross, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Volume 47 of The Psychology of Learning and Motivation offers a discussion of the different factors that influence one's development as a mature and capable person. This is the latest release in this well-received and highly credible series of publications. Broad topics including linguistics, the art of design, categorization of the social world, conversation, and classification are explored to provide the reader with an understanding of these steps one must take during his or her personal and social development. This title is a valuable resource for both psychology researchers and their students.
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Psychology scholars, researchers, academics, and advanced students


Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-543347-1

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1Relations and CategoriesViviana A. Zelizer and Charles TillyChapter 2Learning Linguistic PatternsAdele E. GoldbergChapter 3Understanding the Art of Design: Tools for the Next Edisonian InnovatorsKristin L. Wood and Julie S. LinseyChapter 4Categorizing the Social World: Affect, Motivation, and Self-RegulationGalen V. Bodenhausen, Andrew R. Rodd and Andrew P. BeckerChapter 5Reconsidering the Role of Structure in VisionElan Barenholtz and Michael J. TarrChapter 6Conversation as a Site of Category Learning and Category UseDale J. Barr and Edmundo KronmullerChapter 7Using Classification to Understand the Motivation-Learning InterfaceW. Todd Maddox, Arthur B. Markman and Grant C. Baldwin