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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

11-20 of 34 results in Essays in Cognitive Psychology
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Emotional Memory Across the Adult Lifespan

    By Elizabeth A. Kensinger

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Though many factors can influence the likelihood that we remember a past experience, one critical determinant is whether the experience caused us to have an emotional response. Emotional experiences are more likely to be remembered than nonemotional ones, and over the past couple of decades there...

    Published December 14th 2008 by Psychology Press

  5. Hypothetical Thinking

    Dual Processes in Reasoning and Judgement

    By Jonathan St. B. T. Evans

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Hypothetical thought involves the imagination of possibilities and the exploration of their consequences by a process of mental simulation. Using a recently developed theoretical framework called Hypothetical Thinking Theory, Jonathan St. B. T. Evans provides an integrated theoretical account of a...

    Published May 16th 2007 by Psychology Press

  6. Saying, Seeing and Acting

    The Psychological Semantics of Spatial Prepositions

    By Kenny R. Coventry, Simon C. Garrod

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Our use of spatial prepositions carries an implicit understanding of the functional relationships both between objects themselves and human interaction with those objects.This is the thesis rigorously explicated in Saying, Seeing and Acting. It aims to account not only for our theoretical...

    Published February 4th 2004 by Psychology Press

  7. Visuo-spatial Working Memory and Individual Differences

    By Cesare Cornoldi, Tomaso Vecchi

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    In this timely and comprehensive text, Cesare Cornoldi and Tomaso Vecchi describe their recently developed experimental approach to the investigation of visuo-spatial cognition, based upon the analysis of individual differences. A review of the most influential theoretical advances in the study of...

    Published April 9th 2003 by Psychology Press

  8. Hypothesis-testing Behaviour

    By Fenna H. Poletiek

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    How do people search evidence for a hypothesis? A well documented answer in cognitive psychology is that they search for confirming evidence. However, the rational strategy is to try to falsify the hypothesis. This book critically evaluates this contradiction. Experimental research is discussed...

    Published December 13th 2000 by Psychology Press

  9. Mental Models and the Interpretation of Anaphora

    By Alan Garnham

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    The interpretation of anaphora - how we interpret expressions such as definite pronouns (he, she, it) and verbal elliptical phrases (such as "did so, too") in the course of ordinary conversation or reading - is an important aspect of language comprehension. In this book the author examines the...

    Published November 8th 2000 by Psychology Press

  10. Rationality and Reasoning

    By Jonathon St. B.T. Evans, David E. Over

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    This book addresses an apparent paradox in the psychology of thinking. On the one hand, human beings are a highly successful species. On the other, intelligent adults are known to exhibit numerous errors and biases in laboratory studies of reasoning and decision making. There has been much debate...

    Published June 16th 1999 by Psychology Press

Forthcoming Books

  1. Working Memory: Loss and reconstruction
    By Pierre Barrouillet, Valérie Camos
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  2. Hypothetical Thinking: Dual Processes in Reasoning and Judgement
    By Jonathan St. B. T. Evans
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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