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Working Memory and Human Cognition

John T. E. Richardson, Randall W. Engle, Lynn Hasher, Robert H. Logie, Ellen R. Stoltzfus, and Rose T. Zacks


The purpose of this book is to compare and contrast different conceptions of working memory. This is one of the most important notions to have informed cognitive psychology over the last twenty years, and it has been used in a wide variety of ways. This, in part, is because contemporary usage of the phrase “working memory” encapsulates various themes that have appeared at different points in the history of research into human memory and cognition. The book presents three dominant views of working memory.

Keywords: working memory, cognitive psychology, human memory, cognition, contemporary usage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780195100990
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100990.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John T. E. Richardson, author
Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex

Randall W. Engle, author
Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina

Lynn Hasher, author
Department of Psychology, Social and Health Sciences, Duke University, North Carolina