The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 58

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780124072374
eBook ISBN: 9780124072497
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st February 2013
Page Count: 296
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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.

Key Features

  • Volume 58 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

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Chapter One. Learning Along With Others

1 Learning within a Community of Learners

2 Innovation Propagation in a One-dimensional Problem Space

3 Collective Learning in Higher-dimensional Problem Spaces

4 Collective Search in a Problem Space with Interactions among Solution Elements

5 Limitations, Implications, and Conclusions


Chapter Two. Space, Time, and Story

1 Introduction: Life, Perception, and Stories

2 Perceiving the Events of Life

3 Telling the Events of Life: Word, Diagram, Gesture

4 Spraction: Space, Action, Abstraction


Chapter Three. The Cognition of Spatial Cognition: Domain-General within Domain-specific

1 Spatial Cognition: Exploring the Domain-general in the Domain-specific

2 Spatial Cognition and Attention

3 Memory and Spatial Cognition

4 Representing Spatial Information: Embodiment

5 The Cognition of Spatial Cognition


Chapter Four. Perceptual Learning, Cognition, and Expertise

1 Introduction

2 Perceptual Learning Effects

3 Perceptual Learning in Mathematics: An Example

4 Perception, Cognition, and Learning

5 Perceptual Learning and Instruction

6 Conclusion


Chapter Five. Causation, Touch, and the Perception of Force

1 Introduction

2 Force-based Accounts of Causation

3 Grounding Forces in the Sense of Touch

4 Evidence for a Force-based View of Causation from Work on the Perception of Causation

5 The Sense of Force in Causal Perception and Induction

6 The Feeling of Causation in the Absence of Mechanism: A Dual Process Approach

7 Potential Problems for a Force-based View of Causation

8 Conclusions


Chapter Six. Categorization as Causal Explanation



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"A remarkable number of landmark papers... An important collection of theory and data." --Contemporary Psychology