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Essays in Cognitive Psychology

Series Editor: Henry L. Roediger, III, James R. Pomerantz, Alan Baddeley, Vicki Bruce, Jonathan Grainger

Essays in Cognitive Psychology is designed to meet the need for rapid publication of brief volumes in cognitive psychology.

Primary topics include perception, movement and action, attention, memory, mental representation, language and problem solving.

Furthermore, the series seeks to define cognitive psychology in its broadest sense, encompassing all topics either informed by, or informing, the study of mental processes. As such, it covers a wide range of subjects including computational approaches to cognition, cognitive neuroscience, social cognition, and cognitive development, as well as areas more traditionally defined as cognitive psychology.

Each volume in the series makes a conceptual contribution to the topic by reviewing and synthesizing the existing research literature, by advancing theory in the area, or by some combination of these missions.

The principal aim is that authors provide an overview of their own highly successful research program in an area.

Volumes also include an assessment of current knowledge and identification of possible future trends in research.

Each book is a self-contained unit supplying the advanced reader with a well-structured review of the work described and evaluated.

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1-10 of 34 results in Essays in Cognitive Psychology
  1. The Deja Vu Experience

    By Alan S. Brown

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Most of us have been perplexed by a strange sense of familiarity when doing something for the first time. We feel that we have been here before, or done this before, but know for sure that this is impossible. In fact, according to numerous surveys, about two-thirds of us have experienced déj&...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. Working Memory Capacity

    By Nelson Cowan

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    The idea of one's memory "filling up" is a humorous misconception of how memory in general is thought to work; it is actually has no capacity limit. However, the idea of a "full brain" makes more sense with reference to working memory, which is the limited amount of information a person can hold...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Psychology Press

  3. Associative Illusions of Memory

    False Memory Research in DRM and Related Tasks

    By David Gallo

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    The last decade has seen a flurry of experimental research into the neurocognitive underpinnings of illusory memories. Using simple materials and tests (e.g., recalling words or pictures), methods such as the famed Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) task have attracted considerable attention. These...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Psychology Press

  4. Space and Sense

    By Susanna Millar

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    How do we perceive the space around us, locate objects within it, and make our way through it? What do the senses contribute? This book focuses on touch in order to examine which aspects of vision and touch overlap in spatial processing. It argues that spatial processing depends crucially on...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Psychology Press

  5. Life-Span Maintenance of Knowledge

    By Harry P. Bahrick, Lynda K. Hall, Melinda K. Baker

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    This volume describes how well we maintain the knowledge we acquire throughout life. Research traditionally focuses on memory for events that are retained over short time periods that can be accommodated in experiments. This book, by contrast, uniquely describes the evolution of methods suitable...

    Published May 27th 2013 by Psychology Press

  6. Space, Objects, Minds and Brains

    By Lynn C. Robertson

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Lynn Robertson has been studying how brain lesions affect spatial abilities for over 20 years, and her work has revealed some surprising facts about space and its role in visual perception. In this book she combines evidence collected in her laboratory with findings from others to explore the...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Psychology Press

  7. The Creativity Conundrum

    A Propulsion Model of Kinds of Creative Contributions

    By Robert J. Sternberg, James C. Kaufman, Jean E. Pretz

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    This book challenges traditional notions of creativity as a trait, and brings forward ideas of multiple types of creativity, along with the possibility of development of creativity....

    Published November 27th 2012 by Psychology Press

  8. Semantic Priming

    Perspectives from Memory and Word Recognition

    By Timothy P. McNamara

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Semantic priming has been a focus of research in the cognitive sciences for more than thirty years and is commonly used as a tool for investigating other aspects of perception and cognition, such as word recognition, language comprehension, and knowledge representations. Semantic Priming:...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Psychology Press

  9. Extraordinary Memories for Exceptional Events

    By Stephen R. Schmidt

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Not all memories are created equal. Our memories for some very exceptional events seem to stand out in our minds, and as such they may form the very core of who we are. Perhaps you have a vivid recollection of a fateful day, an unforgettable face, or a hilarious joke. This book summarizes theories...

    Published April 24th 2012 by Psychology Press

  10. The Psychology of Eyewitness Identification

    By James Michael Lampinen, Jeffrey S. Neuschatz, Andrew D. Cling

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    This volume provides a tutorial review and evaluation of scientific research on the accuracy and reliability of eyewitness identification. The book starts with the perspective that there are a variety of conceptual and empirical problems with eyewitness identification as a form of forensic...

    Published February 14th 2012 by Psychology Press

Forthcoming Books

  1. Working Memory: Loss and reconstruction
    By Pierre Barrouillet, Valérie Camos
    To Be Published September 23rd 2014
  2. Hypothetical Thinking: Dual Processes in Reasoning and Judgement
    By Jonathan St. B. T. Evans
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  3. The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Schizophrenia, 2nd Edition
    By Christopher Donald Frith
    To Be Published February 1st 2015
  4. Suppression and Enhancement in Comprehension
    By Morton Ann Gernsbacher
    To Be Published March 30th 2015

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