The Psychology of Learning and Motivation series publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning to complex learning and problem solving. Each chapter thoughtfully integrates the writings of leading contributors, who present and discuss significant bodies of research relevant to their discipline. Volume 51 includes chapters on such varied topics as emotion and memory interference, electrophysiology, mathematical cognition, and reader participation in narrative.
Brian Ross received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1982. He is a professor in the UIUC Department of Psychology and a full-time faculty member in the Beckman Institute Cognitive Science Group. His fields of professional interest are cognitive psychology, human memory and learning, problem solving, acquisition of cognitive skills, remindings in learning and problem solving, and concepts and categories. Honors and awards: Arnold O. Beckman Research Award (1991, 1982); Beckman Fellow, UIUC Center for Advanced Study (1985-86); Sigma Xi.