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The Psychology of Learning and Motivation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123942937, 9780123946300

The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 57

1st Edition

Serial Editor: Brian Ross
eBook ISBN: 9780123946300
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123942937
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2012
Page Count: 316
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Table of Contents

  1. Meta-Cognitive Myopia and the Dilemmas of Inductive-Statistical Inference
  2. Klaus Fiedler

  3. Relations Between Memory and Reasoning
  4. Evan Heit, Caren M. Rotello and Brett K. Hayes

  5. The Visual World in Sight and Mind: How Attention and Memory Interact to Determine Visual Experience
  6. James R. Brockmole, Christopher C. Davoli, and Deborah A. Cronin

  7. Spatial Thinking and STEM Education: When, Why, and How?
  8. David H. Uttal and Cheryl A. Cohen

  9. Emotions during the Learning of Difficult Material
  10. Arthur C. Graesser and Sidney D’Mello

  11. Specificity and Transfer of Learning
  12. Alice F. Healy and Erica L. Wohldmann

  13. What do words do? Towards a theory of language-augmented thought

    Gary Lupyan


The Psychology of Learning and Motivation series publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning to complex learning and problem solving.

Key Features

  • Volume 57 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