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. Adaptive Memory: Evolutionary Constraints on Remembering
-James S. Nairne

2. Digging into Déjà Vu: Recent Research on Possible Mechanisms
-Alan S. Brown and Elizabeth J. Marsh

3. Spacing and Testing Effects: A Deeply Critical, Lengthy, and At Times Discursive Review of the Literature
-Peter F. Delaney

4. How one’s hook is baited matters for catching an analogy
-Jeffrey Loewenstein

5. Generating Inductive Inferences: Premise Relations And Property Effects
-John D. Coley & Nadya Y. Vasilyeva

6. From uncertainly exact to certainly vague: Epistemic uncertainty and approximation in science and engineering problem solving
-Christian D. Schunn

7. Event Perception: A Theory and Its Application to Clinical Neuroscience
-Jeffrey M. Zacks and Jesse Q. Sargent

8. Two minds, one dialog: Coordinating speaking and understanding
-Susan E. Brennan, Alexia Galati, & Anna K. Kuhlen

9. Retrieving Personal Names, Referring Expressions, and Terms of Address
-Zenzi M Griffin


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