The Psychology of Learning and Motivation

The Psychology of Learning and Motivation

Advances in Research and Theory

1st Edition - September 19, 2009

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  • Editor: Brian Ross
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080922782

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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. Each chapter thoughtfully integrates the writings of leading contributors, who present and discuss significant bodies of research relevant to their discipline. Volume 51 includes chapters on such varied topics as emotion and memory interference, electrophysiology, mathematical cognition, and reader participation in narrative.

Key Features

  • Volume 51 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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Time for meaning: Electrophysiology provides insights into the dynamics of representation and processing in semantic memory
    Kara D. Federmeier and Sarah Laszlo
    2. Design for a Working Memory
    Klaus Oberauer
    3. When emotion intensifies memory interference
    Mara Mather
    4. Mathematical Cognition and the Problem Size Effect
    Mark H. Ashcraft
    5. Attentional highlighting in learning: A canonical experiment
    John K. Kruschke
    6. The emergence of intention attribution in infancy
    Amanda L. Woodward
    7. Reader Participation in the Experience of Narrative
    Richard J. Gerrig
    8. Aging, Self-Regulation, and Learning from Text
    Elizabeth A. L. Stine-Morrow
    9. Towards a Comprehensive Model of Comprehension
    Danielle S McNamara

Product details

  • No. of pages: 408
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: September 19, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080922782

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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