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.
Robin Morris - Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London UK
Geoff Ward - University of Essex, Colchester UK.