Imagery, Memory, and Cognition: Essays in Honor of Allan Paivio

Imagery, Memory, and Cognition: Essays in Honor of Allan Paivio

Imagery, Memory, and Cognition: Essays in Honor of Allan Paivio

Imagery, Memory, and Cognition: Essays in Honor of Allan Paivio

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The 14 chapters in this volume are based upon presentations made to a conference held at the University of Western Ontario in June, 1981. The primary purpose of that conference was to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Allan Paivio text, Imagery and Verbal Processes, and to acknowledge the continuing contribution that Paivio is making to imagery research and theory. His landmark book has been the major publication in the field of imagery, and during the last decade Paivio's theorizing and research have dominated the investigation of imaginal processes. The most appropriate fashion in which to honor the achievements and activities of Paivio was to hold a conference on current developments in imagery research and theory. The conference participants were 14 active researchers in the field from Canada and the United States. In addition, the conference attracted a number of observers.

The conference participants reflect, as much as his published work, on Paivio's influence on the field of imagery research. All participants are former associates of Paivio. Twelve completed Masters and/or Ph.D. degrees in Paivio's laboratory (over a period of 15 years) while d'Agostino was his colleague and coworker. The fact that all of these people continue to be active researchers in the imagery field is indicative of the model that Paivio has been for all of us. He continues to be a source of encouragement for all who have been privileged to work with him. Two conference participants, Desrochers and te Linde, recently completed their graduate training with Paivio, and reflect his continuing capacity to encourage and develop fine experimental psychologists.

In noting the considerable number of Paivio's academic offspring, it is appropriate to mention that, at the conference, we learned something about Paivio's (and hence our own) academic roots. Dan Yarmey supplied the conference with a . . .

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