Cognitive Psychology and Instruction

  • Alan M. Lesgold
  • James W. Pellegrino
  • Sipke D. Fokkema
  • Robert Glaser

Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Learning

    1. Alan M. Lesgold, James W. Pellegrino, Sipke D. Fokkema, Robert Glaser
      Pages 1-2
    2. Carel van Parreren
      Pages 3-12
    3. Frederick Hayes-Roth
      Pages 27-38
    4. Donald A. Norman
      Pages 39-48
  3. Comprehension and Information Structure

  4. Perceptual and Memory Processes in Reading

    1. Alan M. Lesgold, James W. Pellegrino, Sipke D. Fokkema, Robert Glaser
      Pages 121-122
    2. Betty Ann Levy
      Pages 123-151
    3. Keith Rayner, Carla Posnansky
      Pages 181-189
    4. James L. McClelland, Mark D. Jackson
      Pages 191-202
    5. R. J. Jarvella, J. G. Snodgrass, A. P. Adler
      Pages 203-210

About this book


Sipke D. Fokkema Amsterdam, Free University From June 13th - 17th, 1977 the NATO International Conference on Cognitive Psychology and Instruction, organized by the editors of this volume, took place at the Free University of Amsterdam. During this period approximately 150 psychologists representing 15 countries assembled for an exchange of scientific experiences and ideas. The broad aim of the conference, as indicated by its title, was to explore the extent to which theoretical and methodological developments in cognitive psychology might provide useful knowledge with regard to the design and management of instruction. From a great variety of submitted papers the organizers attempted to select those that represented major problem areas being scientifically studied in several countries. For the organization of this book we chose to categorize the contributions according to the following general areas: I. Learning II. Comprehension and Information Structure III. Perceptual and Memory Processes in Reading IV. Problem Solving and Components of Intelligence V. Cognitive Development VI. Approaches to Instruction The final paper in the volume is an extensive review and summary by Glaser, Pellegrino, and Lesgold, that examines the state Qf cognitive psychology (mainly as reflected in the contributions in this volume) with regard to instructional purposes. Each of the sections of the book also begins with a brief overview of the specific topics considered by the individual contributors within that section.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alan M. Lesgold
    • 1
  • James W. Pellegrino
    • 1
  • Sipke D. Fokkema
    • 2
  • Robert Glaser
    • 3
  1. 1.Learning Research and Development CenterUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Free University AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Learning Research and Development CenterUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-2537-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-2535-2
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