Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 43

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Elsevier, Sep 4, 2003 - Psychology - 316 pages
The 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 provides a thoughtful integration of a body of work.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 ECOLOGICAL VALIDITY AND THE STUDY OF CONCEPTS
1
Chapter 2 SOCIAL EMBODIMENT
43
Chapter 3 THE BODYS CONTRIBUTION TO LANGUAGE
93
Chapter 4 USING SPATIAL LANGUAGE
127
Chapter 5 IN OPPOSITION TO INHIBITION
163
Chapter 6 EVOLUTION OF HUMAN COGNITIVE ARCHITECTURE
215
Chapter 7 COGNITIVE PLASTICITY AND AGING
267
Index
303
Contents of Previous Volumes
313
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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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