Title

Attention, Memory, And Cognition

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Publication Title

Handbook Of Mental Retardation (2nd Ed.).

Department

Psychology

Abstract

surveys the extant literature on cognitive development in mentally retarded people and draws on the more recent literature and theoretical advances to identify structures, processes, and environmental contingencies that influence delays in learning, remembering, and thinking the framework used to direct the review is illustrated in a multistage model / the model] is a composite sketch of . . . theories of memory and information processing / the model can also be seen as incorporating both the structural and developmental positions attentional and perceptual process / information processing and attention components of memory / very short-term memory / primary memory / rehearsal strategies and secondary memory / tertiary memory / retrieval processes a model of metacognition: implications for mental retardation / ability-related differences in specific strategy knowledge / general knowledge and motivation processes.

pp.

505-528

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