Description

Psychology of Learning and Motivation 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 60 includes chapters on such varied topics as the balance between mindfulness and mind-wandering; institutions; implications for the nature of memory traces; repetition, spacing, and abstraction; immediate repetition paradigms; stimulus-response compatibility effects; environmental knowledge; and the control of visual attention.

Key Features

  • Volume 60 of the highly regarded Psychology of Learning and Motivation series
  • An essential reference for researchers and academics in cognitive science
  • Relevant to both applied concerns and basic research

Readership

Researchers and students in cognitive psychology

Table of Contents

  • Contributors
  • Chapter One. The Middle Way: Finding the Balance between Mindfulness and Mind-Wandering
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 What are the Costs of Mind-Wandering?
    • 3 Mindfulness: An Antidote for Mind-Wandering?
    • 4 Benefits of Mind-Wandering
    • 5 Conclusions: Finding the Right Balance
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter Two. What Intuitions Are… and Are Not
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Intuitions as Type 1 Judgments
    • 3 Intuitions as Memories
    • 4 Intuitions as Metacognition
    • 5 Intuitions as Feelings
    • 6 Summary
    • Acknowledgment
    • References
    • Further reading
  • Chapter Three. The Sense of Recognition during Retrieval Failure: Implications for the Nature of Memory Traces
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction: The Sense of Recognition During Retrieval Failure
    • 2 On the Nature of Memory Traces: “Feature Bundles”
    • 3 The Recognition Without Cued Recall Phenomenon
    • 4 Support for a Feature-Matching Theory of Recognition Without Cued Recall
    • 5 What is a Feature?
    • 6 More Complex Situations of Recognition During Retrieval Failure
    • 7 Cases Where Recognition Does Not Occur During Retrieval Failure
    • 8 Conclusions and Implications for the Nature of Memory Traces
    • 9 Limitations and Future Directions
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Chapter Four. About Practice: Repetition, Spacing, and Abstraction
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 The Distribution of Practice: Preliminary Issues
    • 3 Possible Mechanisms of Distributed-Practice Effects
    • 4 Rehearsal
    • 5 Same Versus Different Context
    • 6 Automaticity and Age
    • 7 Automaticity and the Type of Memory Task
    • 8 Trace Interactions in Repeti

Details

No. of pages:
376
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780128003916
Print ISBN:
9780128000908