Psychology of Learning and Motivation

Psychology of Learning and Motivation

1st Edition - January 18, 2016

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  • Editor: Brian Ross
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128047392
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128051184

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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 64 includes chapters on such varied topics as causal reasoning, the role of affordances in memory, technology-based support for older adult communication in safety-critical domains and what edge-based masking effects can tell us about cognition.

Key Features

  • Volume 64 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


Researchers and students in cognitive psychology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Inductive reasoning: What knowledge acts as input and when
      Aidan Feeney and Aimee Bright
    2. Causal Reasoning
      Michael Waldmann
    3. The role of affordances in memory
      Renee Zeelenberg and Diane Pecher
    4. The Origins of Expertise:Evidence from Individual Differences and Behavioral Genetics
      D. Zachery Hambrick, Brooke Macnamara, Fredrk Ullen and Miriam Mosing
    5. Knowledge
      Elizabeth Marsh, Nadia Brashier and Allison Cantor
    6. Beyond stimulus-response associations: How does the brain represent tasks?
      Richard E. Hazeltine and Eric Schumacher
    7. Technology-based Support for Older Adult Communication in Safety-Critical Domains
      Daniel Morrow
    8. When structure beats meaning in memory
      Robert Greene
    9. What edge-based masking effects can tell us about cognition
      Todd Kahan
    10. Cognitive and neural components of insight
      Mark Beeman

Product details

  • No. of pages: 346
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: January 18, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128047392
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128051184

About the Serial Editor

Brian Ross

Brian Ross
Brian H. Ross is a Professor of Psychology and of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research areas have included problem solving, complex learning, categorization, reasoning, memory, and mathematical modeling. He has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Institute of Education Sciences. Ross has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Memory & Cognition, Chair of the Governing Board of the Psychonomic Society, and co-author of a textbook, Cognitive Psychology. He has held temporary leadership positions on the University of Illinois campus as Department Head of Psychology, Associate Dean of the Sciences, and Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Ross has degrees from Brown University (B.S., Honors in Psychology), Rutgers University (M.S. in Mathematical Statistics), Yale University (M.S. in Psychology), and Stanford University (PhD.). Ross has been Editor of The Psychology of Learning and Motivation since 2000.

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

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