Psychology of Learning and Motivation

Psychology of Learning and Motivation

by Brian H. Ross (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780128121184
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 02/06/2017
Series: Psychology of Learning and Motivation Series , #66
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

1. Cracking the Problem of Inert Knowledge: Portable Strategies to Access Distant Analogs From Memory 2. The Complexities of Learning Categories Through Comparisons 3. Progress in Modeling Through Distributed Collaboration: Concepts, Tools and Category-Learning Examples 4. Replicability, Response Bias, and Judgments, Oh My! A New Checklist for Evaluating the Perceptual Nature of Action-Specific Effects 5. The Two Faces of Selective Memory Retrieval-Cognitive, Developmental, and Social Processes 6. Prospective Memory in Context 7. What Makes Everyday Scientific Reasoning So Challenging?

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