The Psychology of Learning and Motivation

The Psychology of Learning and Motivation

Advances in Research and Theory

1st Edition - June 3, 2010

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  • Editor: Brian Ross
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123809070

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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. 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2010
  • Published: June 3, 2010
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123809070

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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