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The Cognitive Psychology of Planning

1st Edition

Edited by Robin Morris, Geoff Ward

Psychology Press

246 pages

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The Cognitive Psychology of Planning assesses recent advances in the scientific study of the cognitive processes involved in formulating, evaluating and selecting a sequence of thoughts and actions to achieve a goal. Approaches discussed range from those which look at planning in terms of problem-solving behaviour to those which look at how we control thoughts and actions within the frameworks of attention, working memory or executive function. Topics covered include: simple to complex tasks, well- and ill-defined problems and the effects of age and focal brain damage on planning. This survey of recent work in the cognitive psychology and cognitive neuropsychology of planning will be an invaluable resource for anyone studying or researching in the fields of thinking and reasoning, memory and attention.

Table of Contents

Robin Morris, Geoff Ward, Introduction: 'Plans' and 'Planning'. Simon P. Davies, Planning and Problem Solving in Well-defined Domains. Thomas C. Ormerod, Planning and Ill-defined Problems. K. J. Gilhooly, Working Memory and Planning. Geoff Ward, Planning and Executive Control of Thought and Action. Louise H. Phillips, Mairi S. MacLeod, Matthias Kliegel, Adult Aging and Cognitive Planning. Adrian M. Owen, Cognitive Planning in Humans: New Insights from the Tower of London Task. Robin G. Morris, Maria Kotitsa, Jessica Bramham, Planning in Patients with Focal Brain Damage: From Simple to Complex Task Performance. Jordan Grafman, Mary Jo Ratterman, Planning and the Brain. Paul Burgess, Jon Simons, Laure Coates, Shelley Channon, The Search for Specific Planning Processes.

About the Editors

Robin Morris - Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London UK

Geoff Ward - University of Essex, Colchester UK.

About the Series

Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning

Current Issues in Thinking and Reasoning is a series of edited books which will reflect the state of the art in areas of current and emerging interest in the psychological study of thinking processes.

Each volume will be tightly focussed on a particular topic and will consist of from seven to ten chapters contributed by international experts. The editors of individual volumes will be leading figures in their areas and will provide an introductory overview.

Example topics include thinking and working memory, visual imagery in problem solving, evolutionary approaches to thinking, cognitive processes in planning, creative thinking, decision making processes, pathologies of thinking, individual differences, neuropsychological approaches and applications of thinking research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology