To present a timely analysis applying the rich resources of the current cognitive revolution, the contributors to this volume emphasize symbiotic interactions between theoretical/laboratory and applied/real-life approaches. A direct result of a symposium on general experimental psychology held during the International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) in Kyoto, this volume includes papers focusing on topics in cognitive psychology that can be applied to school, business/industry, and daily life. The 20 contributors to ICAP represent not only a uniformly high level of excellence, but also a unique collection of talent from five nations: Canada, England, France, Japan, and the United States. This combined intelligence offers critical analyses of cognitive approaches to enhancing work efficiency, educating the labor force, coping with anxiety, improving mental hygiene, understanding the aging population, and exploring aesthetics in music.
Table of Contents
Contents: E.R. Hilgard, Foreword. C. Izawa, Introduction, Origin, and Contributors. C. Izawa, R.G. Hayden, Race Against Time: Toward the Principle of Optimization in Learning and Retention. C. Izawa, Efficient Learning: The Total Time, Exposure Duration, Frequency, and Programming of the Study Phase. C. Izawa, Power Behind the Scenes: Hidden Effects of Test Trials Unveiled. D.W. Fendrich, A.F. Healy, L.E. Bourne, Jr., Mental Arithmetic: Training and Retention of Multiplication Skill. M.J. Intons-Peterson, External Memory Aids and Their Relation to Memory. N. Lightfoot, M. Czerwinski, R.M. Shiffrin, On the Automatization of Visual Search. N. Waugh, P. FitzGerald, M.F. Elias, M.A. Robbings, Anxiety and Selective Attention. H.C. Ellis, P.T. Hertel, Cognition, Emotion, and Memory: Some Applications and Issues. T. Umemoto, Music Cognition and Scale Schema. A.S. Galinsky, M-F. Ehrlich, F.I.M. Craik, Aging and Cognition Function: Cross-cultural Studies.
"The reader should be encouraged to accept the many significant findings in the applications of cognitive psychology presented throughout this book as useful starting points for developing further applications. These reports are not prepared as manuals for practice, but many next steps have been opened up, and the initial purpose -- to show that applications can be found for conceptions that have emerged in the course of studies of cognition, has clearly been achieved, and the invitation is clear for further developments."
—Ernest R. Hilgard
Stanford University from the Foreword