Originally published in 1978, this book is a collection of chapters based on the papers read at a conference in 1976 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The title starts with an introductory essay in which a metatheoretical and philosophical approach to the problem of cognition in animals is discussed. The succeeding chapters are arranged, topically, from basic associative processes to higher mental operations. Problems derived from models of association are discussed; as well as work on attention, memory, and the processing of stimulus information; other deal with time, spatial, and serial organization of behaviour, and concept formation.

chapter 1|14 pages

On the Conceptual Nature of Cognitive Terms: An Initial Essay

ByWerner K. Honig

chapter 2|36 pages

Some Implications of a Cognitive Perspective On Pavlovian Conditioning

ByRobert A. Rescorla

chapter 4|19 pages

The Role of Stimulus Learning in Defensive Behavior

ByRobert C. Bolles

chapter 7|33 pages

Expectancies and the Priming of STM

ByAllan R. Wagner

chapter 8|38 pages

Studies of Working Memory in the Pigeon

ByWerner K. Honig

chapter 9|28 pages

Selective Attention and Related Cognitive Processes in Pigeons

ByDonald A. Riley, H. L. Roitblat

chapter 10|34 pages

The Internal Clock

ByRussell M. Church

chapter 11|30 pages

Cognitive Structure and Serial Pattern Learning by Animals

ByStewart H. Hulse

chapter 12|33 pages

Characteristics of Spatial Memory

ByDavid S. Olton

chapter 13|48 pages

Cognitive Mapping in Chimpanzees

ByEmil W. Menzel