The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 54

1st Edition

Advances in Research and Theory

Hardcover ISBN: 9780123855275
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Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd February 2011
Page Count: 320
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Table of Contents

  • Hierarchical Control of Cognitive Processes
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. What is Hierarchical Control?
    • 3. The Two-Loop Theory of Typewriting
    • 4. Distinguishing the Outer Loop and the Inner Loop
    • 5. Words as the Interface Between Outer and Inner Loops
    • 6. The Inner Loop is Informationally Encapsulated
    • 7. The Outer Loop and the Inner Loop Rely on Different Feedback
    • 8. Beyond Typewriting
    • Acknowledgments
  • Cognitive Distraction While Multitasking in the Automobile
    • 1. A Framework for Understanding the Sources of Driver Distraction
    • 2. Do Cell-Phone Conversations Increase the Crash Risk?
    • 3. Why Does Talking on a Cell Phone Impair Driving?
    • 4. Are All Conversations Harmful to Driving?
    • 5. Can the Interference Be Practiced Away?
    • 6. Is Everyone Impaired by Using a Cell Phone While Driving?
    • 7. Conclusions and Future Directions
  • Psychological Research on Joint Action
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Emergent and Planned Coordination
    • 3. Evidence
    • 4. Discussion
    • Acknowledgments
  • Self-Regulated Learning and the Allocation of Study Time
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Self-Regulated Learning
    • 3. Allocation of Study Time
    • 4. Agenda-Based Regulation Framework
    • 5. Comparing Accounts of Study-Time Allocation
    • 6. Concluding Remarks and Some Directions for Future Research
    • Acknowledgments
  • The Development of Categorization
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Categorization and Selective Attention
    • 3. The Role of Labels in the Development of Categorization
    • 4. Early Categorization: What Develops?
    • Acknowledgments
  • Systems of Category Learning
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2.


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 54 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


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