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Processes of Animal Memory (PLE: Memory)

1st Edition

Edited by Douglas L. Medin, William A. Roberts, Roger T. Davis

Psychology Press

282 pages

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Originally published in 1976, this volume contains new and original contributions of the time addressed to a related set of ideas concerning processes of memory in animals. The theme is that animals remember and that theories of animal learning must take this into account as well as the coding processes that have been assumed to be specific to human beings. The focus of the book is on processes, and some progress is reported in differentiating types of memory. The emphasis in applying animal work to studies of human memory is made not in terms of paradigms but in terms of processes implicated via performance in a variety of tasks. Also, many of the chapters reflect the usefulness of applying a memory framework to a variety of "nonmemory" paradigms.

This work will be essential reading for all those interested in animal as well as human memory, and provided the most up to date and broadest examination of animal memory processes at the time, from both a theoretical and conceptual framework.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Frank T. Ruggiero and Steven F. Flagg Do Animals Have Memory? 2. Robert C. Bolles Some Relationships between Learning and Memory 3. M.R. D’Amato and Jacquilyn K. Cox Delay of Consequences and Short-Term Memory in Monkeys 4. William A. Roberts and Douglas S. Grant Studies of Short-Term Memory in the Pigeon Using the Delayed Matching to Sample Procedure 5. Douglas L. Medin Animal Models and Memory Models 6. Norman E. Spear and Patricia J. Parsons Analysis of a Reactivation Treatment: Ontogenetic Determinants of Alleviated Forgetting 7. Roger T. Davis and Sally S. Fitts Memory and Coding Processes in Discrimination Learning 8. Raymond T. Bartus and T.E. LeVere Storage and Utilization of Information within a Discrimination Trial 9. Jesse William Whitlow, Jr. The Dynamics of Episodic Processing in Pavlovian Conditioning. References. Author Index. Subject Index.

About the Series

Psychology Library Editions: Memory

Memory is one of the core areas of academic research in cognitive psychology. Psychology Library Editions: Memory brings together a series of previously out-of-print titles, available as a 27-volume set or as individual volumes. The authors come from diverse backgrounds and many of them are now leading experts in their fields. The majority of titles were originally published in the 1970s and 1980s and reflect early research in a number of key areas. The volumes cover topics such as memory development in children; memory and aging; memory and thinking; memory and language; working memory; and memory disorders, to name but a few. This is a great opportunity to obtain a valuable resource tracing the development of a major field of psychology.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology