Psychology of Learning and Motivation

Psychology of Learning and Motivation

1st Edition - June 19, 2017
  • Editor: Brian Ross
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128121177
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128121689

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Description

Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 67 features empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning, to complex learning and problem-solving. New to this volume are chapters on a variety of topics, including Domain-general and domain-specific contributions to working memory, Believing is Seeing: The Role of Physics Expertise in Perception, Preferences in Reasoning, Post retrieval processing: How knowledge is updated after retrieval, Morpho-orthographic segmentation and reading: the role of embedded words, and "Is prospective memory unique? A comparison of prospective and retrospective memory." Each chapter in this series thoughtfully integrates the writings of leading contributors, who both present and discuss significant bodies of research relevant to their discipline.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest information in the highly regarded Psychology of Learning and Motivation series
  • Provides an essential reference for researchers and academics in cognitive science
  • Contains information relevant to both applied concerns and basic research

Readership

Researchers and students in cognitive psychology

Table of Contents

  • Learning to orient towards the deep by learning to ignore the surface

    Domain-general and domain-specific contributions to working memory

    Believing is Seeing: The Role of Physics Expertise in Perception.

    Preferences in Reasoning

    Post retrieval processing: How knowledge is updated after retrieval

    Morpho-orthographic segmentation and reading: the role of embedded words

    "Is prospective memory unique? A comparison of prospective and retrospective memory"

    Causal knowledge and reasoning in decision making

    Auditory skill acquisition

    The role of statistical diversity on lexical access and organization

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: June 19, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128121177
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128121689

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