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1st Edition

Memory and Intelligence

ISBN 9781138856769
Published July 21, 2016 by Psychology Press
428 Pages

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Book Description

In the course of their researches for Mental Imagery in the Child (1971), the authors came to appreciate that action may be more conducive to the formation and conservation of images than is mere perception. This raised the problem of memory and its relation to intelligence, which they examine in this title, originally published in English in 1973.

Through the analysis primarily of the child’s capacity for remembering additive and multiplicative logical structures, and his remembrance of causal and spatial structures, the authors investigate whether memories pursue their own course, regardless of the intelligence or whether, in specified conditions, mnemonic improvements may be due to progress in intelligence. They examine the relationship between the memory’s figurative aspects (from perceptive recognition to the memory-image) and its operational aspects (the schemata of the intelligence), and stress the fundamental significance of the mnemonic level known as the ‘reconstructive memory’. This was a pioneering work at the time, presenting illuminating conclusions drawn from extensive research, together with a number of constructive ideas which opened up a fresh approach to an important area of educational psychology.

Table of Contents

Preface.  Collaborators in this Work.  Introduction: The Problem of the Memory and its Place Among the Cognitive Functions  Part 1: Remembering Additive Logical Structures  1. Remembering a Simple Serial Configuration  2. Remembering an M-Shaped Serial Configuration  3. Remembering Equivalent Numerical Sets Arranged in Different Rows  4. The Remembrance of Conflicting Numerical and Spatial Correspondences  5. The Remembrance of Transitive Relations  6. Remembering Associative Operations  Part 2: Remembering Multiplicative Logical Structures  7. The Remembrance of Double Serial Correspondences  8. The Remembrance of Double Classifications  9. The Remembrance of Class Intersections  10. The Remembrance of an Arrangement  Part 3: The Remembrance of Causal Structures  11. Remembering a Causal Process Represented by Levers  12. The Remembrance of a Transmitted Motion  13. Remembrance of an Incomprehensible Causal Process  14. The Remembrance and Growing Appreciation of a Causal Problem  Part 4: The Remembrance of Spatial Structures  15. The Remembrance of a Geometrical Transformation (Rotation)  16. The Remembrance of Horizontal Levels  17. Remembrance of Three Triangles of Different Shape and Equal Area  18. Remembrance of the Positions and Orientations of a Moving Body  19. Remembrance of Contingent Figural Combinations with or without Classification  20. The Reconstruction of a Geometrical Configuration with Partly Contingent Elements.  General Conclusion.  Index.

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