Originally published in 1983, the 14 chapters in this volume are based upon presentations made to a conference held at the University of Western Ontario in June, 1981. The primary purpose of that conference was to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Allan Paivio’s text, Imagery and Verbal Processes, and to acknowledge the continuing contribution that Paivio was making to imagery research and theory at the time.
His landmark book had been the major publication in the field of imagery, and during the decade prior to this volume Paivio’s theorizing and research dominated the investigation of imaginal processes. It was felt the most appropriate way to honor his achievements and activities, was to hold a conference on current developments in imagery research and theory at the time.
Preface. 1. Carole H. Ernest Spatial-Imagery Ability, Sex Differences, and Hemispheric Functioning 2. Albert N. Katz What Does it Mean to be a High Imager? 3. Stephen Madigan Picture Memory 4. Ian Begg Imagery Instructions and the Organization of Memory 5. John te Linde Pictures and Words in Semantic Decisions 6. Alain Desrochers and William M. Petrusic Comprehension Effects in Comparative Judgments 7. Paul R. D’Agostino Properties of Mental Color Codes 8. A. Daniel Yarmey Schemas and Images in Self-Recognition 9. Fraser Bleasdale Paivio’s Dual-Coding Model of Meaning Revisited 10. James M. Clark Representational Memory: Paivio’s Levels of Meaning as Experiential Model and Conceptual Framework 11. Marc Marschark Expectancy, Equilibration, and Memory 12. John C. Yuille The Crisis in Theories of Mental Imagery 13. T.B. Rogers Emotion, Imagery, and Verbal Codes: A Closer Look at an Increasingly Complex Interaction 14. Allan Paivio The Empirical Case for Dual Coding. Author Index. Subject Index.