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Generative Mental Processes and Cognitive Resources

Integrative Research on Adaptation and Control

Editors: von Hecker, U., Dutke, Stephan, Sedek, Grzegorz (Eds.)

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In recent years, a booming research interest has been observed in linking basic cognitive processes with a variety of social and clinical phenomena. Evidence comes from the increasing popularity of psychological paradigms such as social cognition, cognitive psychopathology or cognitive aging. What links those paradigms is their special focus on explaining cognitive phenomena by use of the concept of mental resources. Immediate reasons for such a focus are found in the growing emphasis on understanding everyday dynamics of thinking and acting within a complex world, as well as within personal constraints. Obviously, our current goals and choice of activities constrain and influence our reasoning as well as the processes of input to and retrieval from memory. Situational demands will act to the same effect, and the interplay between both, internal and external constraints, makes apparent a first and straightforward relevance of the resource notion in action-oriented cognitive research. For example, person perception is a dynamic process depending on what my goals in perception are, what the perceiving situation is that I find myself in, and how complex the target characteristics are. In fact, the amount of resources spent in this process may be reflected in its speed, the quality of the perceptual or mnemonic trace which is being created, or the kind of social or non-social behavior that can be supported.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Individual Differences in Attentional Resources and Social Cognition: Elaboration and Complexity in Representations of Others and Self

    Pages 5-38

    Conway, Michael

  • Extending the Theory of Reasoning by Mental Models: Tests of New Predictions

    Pages 39-66

    Klauer, Karl Christoph (et al.)

  • Multiple Representations and Individual Differences in Generating Mental Models: The Case of Text Comprehension

    Pages 67-93

    Dutke, Stephan

  • Intelligence, Cognitive Strategies, and Arousal: Can We Control Non-Cognitive Factors that Influence Our Intellect?

    Pages 95-122

    Necka, Edward

  • Aging-Related Constraints and Adaptations in Social Information Processing

    Pages 129-155

    Hess, Thomas M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Generative Mental Processes and Cognitive Resources
Book Subtitle
Integrative Research on Adaptation and Control
Editors
  • U. von Hecker
  • Stephan Dutke
  • Grzegorz Sedek
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4373-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4373-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6562-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5880-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 384
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