Handbook of Individual Differences in Cognition

Attention, Memory, and Executive Control

  • Aleksandra Gruszka
  • Gerald Matthews
  • Blazej Szymura

Part of the The Springer Series on Human Exceptionality book series (SSHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. General Models of Individual Differences in Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Philip Corr, William Revelle, Joshua Wilt, Allen Rosenthal
      Pages 63-70
  3. Individual Differences in Cognition from a Neurophysiological Perspective

  4. Individual Differences in Attentional Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 180-180
    2. Gerald Matthews, Joel S. Warm, Lauren E. Reinerman, Lisa K. Langheim, Dyani J. Saxby
      Pages 205-230
    3. Karl Schweizer
      Pages 247-262
    4. Adam Chuderski, Edward Nęcka
      Pages 263-282
    5. Michael W. Eysenck, Gerald Matthews, Edward Nęcka, Adam Chuderski, Karl Schweizer, Błażej Szymura
      Pages 283-292
  5. Individual Differences in Working Memory Functioning and Higher-Order Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 294-294
    2. Małgorzata Ilkowska, Randall W. Engle
      Pages 295-320
    3. Małgorzata Kossowska, Edward Orehek, Arie W. Kruglanski
      Pages 369-382
    4. Magdalena Marszał-Wiśniewska, Dominika Zajusz
      Pages 383-402
    5. Mary L. Courage, Mark L. Howe, Małgorzata Ilkowska, Randall W. Engle, Małgorzata Kossowska, Edward Orehek et al.
      Pages 419-436
    6. Gerald Matthews, Aleksandra Gruszka, Błażej Szymura
      Pages 437-462
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 463-494

About this book


As cognitive models of behavior continue to evolve, the mechanics of cognitive exceptionality, with its range of individual variations in abilities and performance, remains a challenge to psychology. Reaching beyond the standard view of exceptional cognition equaling superior intelligence, the Handbook of Individual Differences in Cognition examines the latest findings from psychobiology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience, for a comprehensive state-of-the-art volume.

Breaking down cognition in terms of attentional mechanisms, working memory, and higher-order processing, contributors discuss general models of cognition and personality. Chapter authors build on this foundation as they revisit current theory in such areas as processing effort and general arousal and examine emerging methods in individual differences research, including new data on the role of brain plasticity in cognitive function. The possibility of a unified theory of individual differences in cognitive ability and the extent to which these variables may account for real-world competencies are emphasized, and commentary chapters offer suggestions for further research priorities.

Researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in psychology and cognitive sciences, including clinical psychology and neuropsychology, personality and social psychology, neuroscience, and education, will find the Handbook of Individual Differences in Cognition an expert guide to the field as it currently stands and to its agenda for the future.


Arousal Cognition Cognitive Neuroscience Cognitive Psychology Cognitive science Memory Mind Motivation Neuroscience intelligence neurophysiology neuropsychology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Aleksandra Gruszka
    • 1
  • Gerald Matthews
    • 2
  • Blazej Szymura
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyJagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland
  2. 2.Dept. PsychologyUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Institute of PsychologyJagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1209-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1210-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-5642
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