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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

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  1. Memory for Actions

    By Johannes Engelkamp

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Psychological experiments demonstrate that we remember self-performed actions better and more easily than actions performed by others, which we only perceived, or actions which were only reported to us. In everyday life, we remember whether or not we have already performed certain actions....

    Published November 11th 1998 by Psychology Press

  2. Superior Memory

    By Elizabeth Valentine, John Wilding

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    This book examines the nature and causal antecedents of superior memory performance. The main theme is that such performance may depend on either specific memory techniques or natural superiority in the efficiency of one or more memory processes.Chapter 2 surveys current views about the structure...

    Published September 5th 1997 by Psychology Press

  3. Anxiety and Cognition

    A Unified Theory

    By Michael Eysenck

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    It is argued in this book that there are three major approaches to anxiety. First, there is anxiety as an emotional state. Second, there is trait anxiety as a dimension of personality. Third, there is anxiety as a set of anxiety disorders. What is attempted is to produce a unified theory of anxiety...

    Published May 14th 1997 by Psychology Press

  4. Superportraits

    Caricatures and Recognition

    By Gillian Rhodes

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    As Nixon's unpopularity increased during Watergate, his nose and jowls grew to impossible proportions in published caricatures. Yet the caricatures remained instantly recognizable. Caricatures can even be superportraits, with the paradoxical quality of being more like the face than the face...

    Published February 28th 1997 by Psychology Press

  5. Affect, Cognition and Change

    Re-Modelling Depressive Thought

    By Philip Barnard, John Teasdale

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    This text, a collaboration between a clinical psychologist and a cognitive psychologist, offers a cognitive account of depression....

    Published February 27th 1995 by Psychology Press

  6. The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Schizophrenia

    By Christopher Donald Frith

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Schizophrenic patients have bizarre experiences which reflect a disorder in the contents of consciousness. For example, patients hear voices talking about them or they are convinced that alien forces are controlling their actions. Their abnormal behaviour includes incoherence and lack of will. In...

    Published January 31st 1995 by Psychology Press

  7. Flashbulb Memories

    By Martin Conway

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    This book provides a state-of-the-art review and critical evaluation of research into 'flashbulb' memories. The opening chapters explore the 'encoding' view of flashbulb memory formation and critically appraise a number of lines of research that have opposed this view. It is concluded that this...

    Published December 14th 1994 by Psychology Press

  8. Visuo-spatial Working Memory

    By Robert H. Logie

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Representation of the visual and spatial properties of our environment is a pivotal requirement of everyday cognition. We can mentally represent the visual form of objects. We can extract information from several of the senses as to the location of objects in relation to ourselves and to other...

    Published November 28th 1994 by Psychology Press

  9. Connectionist Modelling in Cognitive Neuropsychology: A Case Study

    A Special Issue of Cognitive Neuropsychology

    By David C. Plaut, Tim Shallice

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Computational models offer tools for exploring the nature of human cognitive processes. In connectionist, neural network, or parallel distributed processing models, information processing takes the form of cooperative and competitive interactions among many simple, neuron-like processing units....

    Published September 20th 1994 by Psychology Press

  10. Reading and the Mental Lexicon

    By Marcus Taft

    Series: Essays in Cognitive Psychology

    Over the last twenty years a major area of cognitive psychology has developed centred upon research into the issues of how visually presented words are processed so that they can be read and understood. The focus has been on how words are stored in the mental lexicon and retrieved during the...

    Published December 7th 1993 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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