The Psychology of Learning and Motivation

The Psychology of Learning and Motivation

Advances in Research and Theory

1st Edition - June 3, 2008

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  • Editor: Brian Ross
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921686

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: June 3, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080921686

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

Professor of Psychology and of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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