The view of memory use as skilled performance embraces the interactive nature of memory and higher order cognition. In considering the contexts in which memory is used, this book helps to answer such questions as: If asked where I live, how do I decide on a street address or city name? What influences my selection in a criminal lineup besides actual memory of the perpetrator? Why do expert golfers better remember courses they've played than amateur golfers? Chapters in this volume discuss strategies people use in responding to memory queries- whether and how to access memory and how to translate retrieved products into responses. Coverage includes memory for ongoing events and memory for prospective events-how we remember to do future intended actions. Individual differences in memory skill is explored across people and situations, with special consideration given to the elderly population and how strategies at encoding and retrieval can offset what would otherwise be declining memory.

Key Features

* An intergrative view of memory, metamemory, judgment and decision-making, and individual differences * Relevant to both applied concerns and basic research * Articles written by expert contributors


Researchers and students in cognitive psychology

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Strategic Regulation of Memory Accuracy and Informativeness Morris Goldsmith Asher Koriat Chapter 2 Response Bias in Recognition Memory Caren M. Rotello Chapter 3 What Constitutes a Model of Item-Based Memory Decisions? Ian G. Dobbins Sanghoon Han Chapter 4 Prospective Memory and Metamemory: The Skilled Use of Basic Attentional and Memory Processes Gilles O. Einstein Mark A. McDaniel Chapter 5 Memory is More Than Just Remembering: Strategic Control of Encoding, Accessing Memory, and Making Decisions Aaron Benjamin Chapter 6 The Adaptive and Strategic Use of Memory by Older Adults: Evaluative Processing and Value-Directed Remembering Alan D. Castel Chapter 7 Experience is a Double-Edged Sword: A Computational Model of the Encoding/Retrieval Tradeoff with Familiarity Lynne M. Reder Christopher Paynter Rachel A. Diana Jiquan Ngiam Daniel Dickison Chapter 8 Towards an Understanding of Individual Differences in Episodic Memory: Modeling the Dynamics of Recognition Memory Kenneth J. Malmberg Chapter 9 The Role of Long-Term Working Memory in the Structure and Acquisition of Expert Performance K. Anders Ericsson Roy W. Roring


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About the serial-volume-editors

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 at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA