The Psychology of Learning and Motivation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123744890, 9780080922782

The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 51

1st Edition

Advances in Research and Theory

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Serial Editors: Brian Ross
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123744890
eBook ISBN: 9780080922782
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th October 2009
Page Count: 408
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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)


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.


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

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About the Serial Editors

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.

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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA