The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 49

1st Edition

Advances in Research and Theory

Print ISBN: 9780123743169
eBook ISBN: 9780080878812
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd June 2008
Page Count: 304
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The 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. Volume 49 contains chapters on short-term memory, theory and measurement of working memory capacity limits, development of perceptual grouping in infancy, co-constructing conceptual domains through family conversations and activities, the concrete substrates of abstract rule use, ambiguity, accessibility, and a division of labor for communicative success, and lexical expertise and reading skill.


Researchers and students in cognitive psychology.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Short-Term Memory: New Data and a Model Stephan Lewandowsky and Simon Farrell

Chapter 2 Theory and Measurement of Working Memory Capacity Limits Nelson Cowan, Candice C. Morey, Zhijian Chen, Amanda L. Gilchrist, and J. Scott Saults

Chapter 3 What Goes with What? Development of Perceptual Grouping in Infancy Paul C. Quinn, Ramesh S. Bhatt and Angela Hayden

Chapter 4 Co-constructing Conceptual Domains Through Family Conversations and Activities Maureen Callanan and Araceli Valle

Chapter 5 The Concrete Substrates of Abstract Rule Use Bradley C. Love, Marc Tomlinson, and Todd M. Gureckis

Chapter 6 Ambiguity, Accessibility, and a Division of Labor for Communicative Success Victor S. Ferreira

Chapter 7 Lexical Expertise and Reading Skill Sally Andrews


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Praise for the Series "A remarkable number of landmark papers... An important collection of theory and data." --CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY