These two volumes consist of chapters written by students and colleagues of W.K. Estes. The books' contributors -- themselves eminent figures in the field -- reflect on Estes' sweeping contributions to mathematical as well as cognitive and experimental psychology. As indicated by their titles, Volume I features mathematical and theoretical essays, and Volume II presents cognitive and experimental essays. Both volumes contain insightful literature reviews as well as descriptions of exciting new theoretical and empirical advances. Many of the essays also incorporate personal reminiscences reflecting the authors' fond affection for their illustrious mentor.
"…these volumes are excellent collections of articles….two fine volumes edited and written by first-rate cognitive psychologists."
Volume II: From Learning Processes to Cognitive Processes. Contents: C. Izawa, Test Trials Contributions to Optimization of Learning Processes: Study/Test Trials Interactions. R.A. Bjork, E.L. Bjork, A New Theory of Disuse and an Old Theory of Stimulus Fluctuation. R.M. Shiffrin, J. Raaijmakers, The SAM Retrieval Model: A Retrospective and Prospective. A.F. Healy, D.W. Fendrich, R.J. Crutcher, W.T. Wittman, A.T. Gesi, K.A. Ericsson, L.E. Bourne, Jr., The Long-Term Retention of Skills. C.L. Lee, The Perturbation Model of Short-Term Memory: A Review and Some Further Developments. M.S. Humphreys, G. Tehan, A Simultaneous Examination of Recency and Cuing Effects. G. Wolford, H-Y. Kim, The Role of Visible Persistence in Backward Masking. E.E. Smith, A. Lopez, D. Osherson, Category Membership, Similarity, and Naive Induction. D.L. Medin, J.E. Florian, Abstraction and Selective Coding in Exemplar-Based Models of Categorization. V.F. Reyna, C.J. Brainerd, A Fuzzy-Trace Theory of Reasoning and Remembering: Paradoxes, Patterns, and Parallelism. Based Models of Categorization. W. Kintsch, How Readers Construct Situation Models for Stories: The Role of Syntactic Cues and Causal Inferences. M. Cole, Culture and Cognitive Development: From Cross-Cultural Comparisons to Model Systems of Cultural Mediation.