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Psychology of Learning and Motivation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128047392, 9780128051184

Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 64

1st Edition

Serial Editor: Brian Ross
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128047392
eBook ISBN: 9780128051184
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 18th January 2016
Page Count: 346
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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


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


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Praise for the Series:
"A remarkable number of landmark papers... An important collection of theory and data." --Contemporary Psychology

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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.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA