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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.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 34 results in Essays in Cognitive Psychology
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The Tip of the Tongue State

    By Alan S. Brown

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    This book brings together the body of empirical findings and theoretical interpretations of the tip of the tongue (TOT) experience – when a well-known or familiar word cannot immediately be recalled. Although research has been published on TOTs for over a century, the experience retains its...

    Published July 19th 2011 by Psychology Press

  9. Mnemonology

    Mnemonics for the 21st Century

    By James B. Worthen, R. Reed Hunt

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    This book bridges the gap between basic memory research and mnemonic applications through a careful analysis of the processes that underlie effective memory aids. The book traces the history of mnemonics, examines popular techniques, and discusses the current relevance of mnemonics to both...

    Published July 13th 2010 by Psychology Press

  10. Principles of Memory

    By Aimée M. Surprenant, Ian Neath

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    In over 100 years of scientific research on human memory, and nearly 50 years after the so-called cognitive revolution, we have nothing that really constitutes a widely accepted and frequently cited law of memory, and perhaps only one generally accepted principle. The purpose of this monograph is...

    Published June 2nd 2009 by Psychology Press