Psychology of Learning and Motivation: Volume 60

Psychology of Learning and Motivation: Volume 60

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Psychology of Learning and Motivation 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 60 includes chapters on such varied topics as the balance between mindfulness and mind-wandering; institutions; implications for the nature of memory traces; repetition, spacing, and abstraction; immediate repetition paradigms; stimulus-response compatibility effects; environmental knowledge; and the control of visual attention.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 22mm | 739.99g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white tables, figures
  • 0128000902
  • 9780128000908
  • 2,118,210

Table of contents

1. The Middle Way: Finding the Balance Between Mindfulness and Mind-Wandering
2. What Intuitions Are...and Are Not
3. The Sense of Recognition During Retrieval Failure: Implications for the Nature of Memory Traces
4. About Practice: Repetition, Spacing, and Abstraction
5. The Rise and Fall of the Recent Past: A Unified Account of Immediate Repetition Paradigms
6. Does the Concept of Affordance Add Anything to Explanations of Stimulus-Response Compatibility Effects?
7. The Function, Structure, Form, and Content of Environmental Knowledge
8. The Control of Visual Attention: Toward a Unified Account
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About Brian H. 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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