Non-music publications

Publications by Roger Chaffin on topics other than music


Bejar, I.I., Chaffin, R., & Embretson, S. (1991). Cognitive and psychometric analysis of analogical problem solving. New York: Springer-Verlag.

Herrmann, D.J. & Chaffin, R. (1988). Memory in historical perspective: The literature before Ebbinghaus. New York: Springer-Verlag.


Crawford, M., & Chaffin, R. (1997). The meanings of difference: Cognition in social and cultural context. In Caplan, P.J., Crawford, M., Hyde, J.S., & Richardson, J. Gender differences in human cognition (pp. 81-130). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chaffin, R. (1992). The concept of a semantic relation. In A. Lehrer & E. Kittay, (Eds.). Frames, fields, and contrasts: New essays in semantic and lexical organization (253-288). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Chaffin, R. & Herrmann, D.J. (1988). The nature of semantic relations: A comparison of two approaches. In M. Evens (Ed.) Relational models of the lexicon: Representing knowledge in semantic networks (pp. 289-334). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Chaffin, R. & Herrmann, D.J. (1987). Relation element theory:  A new account of the representation and processing of semantic relations. In D.  Gorfein & R. Hoffman (Eds.), Memory and learning:  The Ebbinghaus Centennial Conference (pp. 221-246). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Herrmann, D.J. & Chaffin, R. (1987). Memory before Ebbinghaus. In D. Gorfein & R. Hoffman (Eds.) Memory and learning: The Ebbinghaus Centennial Conference (pp. 35-56). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Crawford, M. & Chaffin, R. (1986). The reader’s construction  of meaning: cognitive research on gender and comprehension. In E. Flynn & P. Schweikart (Eds.),  Gender and reading (pp. 3-30). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Herrmann, D.J., & Chaffin, R. (1986). Comprehension of semantic relations as a function of definitions of relations. In F. Klix & H. Hagendorf (Eds.), Human memory and cognitive capabilities (pp. 311-319). New York: North-Holland.

Articles (peer reviewed)

Chaffin, R., Morris, R.K., & Seely, R.E. (2001). ). Learning new word meanings from context: A study of eye movements.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 27, 225-235.

Chaffin, R. (1997). Associations to unfamiliar words: Learning the meanings of new words. Memory & Cognition, 25, 203-226.

Chaffin, R., Phillips, W.D., & Jenei, J. (1996). Sensitivity to the frequency of parts and kinds: Two principles of organization in semantic memory. Memory, 4, 487-513.

Crawford, M., Chaffin, R., & Fitton, L. (1995). Cognition in social context. Learning and Individual Differences, 7, 341-362.

Chaffin, R., & Winston, M.E. (1991). Conceptions of parenthood. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 21, 1726-1757.

Chaffin, R., Peirce, L., Bejar, I. (1990) Intensional and extensional analogy items: Differences in performance as a function of academic major and sex. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 4, 461-470.

Chaffin, R., & Glass, A. (1990). A comparison of hyponym and synonym decisions. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 19, 265-280.

Chaffin, R. & Herrmann, D.J. (1989). Retrieval and comparison processes in part-whole decisions. Journal of General Psychology, 116, 393-406.

Chaffin, R., Herrmann, D.J. & Winston, M. (1988). An empirical taxonomy of part-whole relations: Effects of part-whole relation type on relation identification. Language and Cognitive Processes, 3, 17-48.

Chaffin, R. & Herrmann, D.J. (1988). Effects of relation similarity on part-whole decisions. Journal of General Psychology, 115, 131-139.

Winston, M.E., Chaffin, R., & Herrmann, D.J. (1987). A taxonomy of part-whole relations. Cognitive Science, 11, 417-444.

Crawford, M. & Chaffin, R. (1987). Effects of gender and topic on speech style. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 16, 83-89.

Landis, T.Y. Herrmann, D.J., & Chaffin, R. (1987). Developmental differences in comprehension of semantic relations.  Zeitschrift fur Psychologie, 195, 129-139.

Herrmann, D.J., Chaffin, R., Daniel, M.P. & Wool, R.S. (1986). The role of elements of relation definition in antonym and synonym decisions. Zeitschrift fur Psychologie, 194, 134-153.

Herrmann, D.J., Chaffin, R., & Winston, M.E. (1986). “Robins are a part of birds”: The confusion of semantic relations. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 24, 413-415.

Chaffin, R., Crawford, M., Herrmann, D.J., & Deffenbacher, K. (1985). Gender differences in the perception of memory abilities  of others. Human Learning, 4, 233-241.

Johnson-Laird, P.N., Herrmann, D.J., & Chaffin, R. (1984). Only connections: A critique of semantic networks. Psychological Bulletin, 96, 292-315.

Chaffin, R. & Herrmann, D.J. (1984). The similarity and diversity of semantic relations. Memory and Cognition, 12, 134-141.

Chaffin, R. & Herrmann, D.J. (1983). Self-reports of memory abilities by young and old adults. Human Learning, 2, 17-28.

Chaffin, R. & Herrmann, D.J. (1983). A classroom demonstration  of depth of processing. Teaching of Psychology, 10, 105-107. Reprinted in L.T. Benjamin, R.S. Daniel, C.L. Brewer (Eds.), (1985), Handbook for teaching introductory psychology. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Chaffin, R. (1981). Context effects in the categorization task.  Journal of General Psychology, 104, 293-302.

Chaffin, R., Russo, A., & Herrmann, D. (1981). An effect of relationship similarity on categorization latency. Journal of General Psychology, 104, 305-306.

Chaffin, R. (1979). Knowledge of language and knowledge about the world: A reaction time study of invited and necessary inferences. Cognitive Science, 3, 55-80.

Chaffin, R. & Skadburg, J. (1979). The effect of scoring set  on biorhythm data. Journal of Applied Psychology, 64, 213-217.

Herrmann, D.J., Chaffin, R., Conti, G., Peters, D., & Robbins, P.H. (1979). Comprehension of antonymy: The generality of categorization models. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, 5, 585-597.

Herrmann, D.J. & Chaffin, R. (1976). Number of available associations and rate of association for categories in semantic  memory. Journal of General Psychology, 95, 227-231.

Herrmann, D.J., Chaffin, R. & Corbett, A.T. (1973). A factor analysis of six measures extracted from the Battig and Montague  (1969) category norms: Evidence for three properties of categories in semantic memory. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 12, 666-674.

Articles (published without peer review)

Chaffin, R. (2013). Estratégias de recuperação da memória na execução musical: aprendendo Clair de Lune. 20, 186-221. (Previously published article translated and published in online journal by Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil).

Chaffin, R., Logan, T., Begosh, K. (2013). A memória e a execução musical. Em Pauta, 20, 222-244. (Previously published chapter translated and published in online journal by Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil).

Chaffin, R. & Demos, A.P. (2012) Review of Psychology of Music: From Sound to Significance. Psychomusicology: Mind, Music & Brain, 22, 55-56.

Chaffin, R., Imreh, G., & Crawford, M. (2004). La pratique de la perfection: Comment un pianiste concertise prepare sa performance. (Practicing perfection: How a concert pianist prepares for a concert.). Medecine des Arts, 48, 33-35.

Chaffin, R. (2002). Review of B. Snyder, Music and memory: An introduction. Music Perception, 20, 18-24.

Crawford, M., & Chaffin, R., (2003). Testimonies of trauma: Exploring gender and memory. Review of J. Haaken, Pillar of Salt: Gender, Memory and the Perils of Looking Back. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27, 80-88.

Chaffin, R. & Peirce, L. (1988). A taxonomy of semantic relations used in GRE analogy items and an algorithm for item generation. Educational Testing Service, RR-87-50.

Chaffin, R. & Gruenfeld, K.E. (1997a). Leslie A. Williams: A pioneer in psychology at the New Jersey State Normal School. History of Psychology Newsletter, 29, 7-10.

Chaffin, R. & Gruenfeld, K.E. (1997b). Leslie A. Williams: Founder of an early psychology laboratory for teaching. Psychology of Women: Newsletter of Division 35, APA, 24, (2), 17, 19.

Imreh, G. & Chaffin, R. (1996/97). Understanding and developing musical memory: The view of a concert pianist. American Music Teacher, 46, (3), 20-24, 67.

Chaffin, R. & Imreh, G. (1994). Memorizing for piano performance. Piano Journal, 15, 16-19.

Chaffin, R., & Crawford, M. (1990). Cognition in practice5. Review of Jean Lave’s Cognition in Practice.  Applied Cognitive Psychology, 4, 505-506.

Stasio, T., Herrmann, D.J., & Chaffin. (1985). Relation similarity as a function of agreement between relation elements. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 23, 5-8.

Chaffin, R. & Herrmann, D.J. (1981). Comprehension of semantic relationships and the generality of categorization models. The Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 17, 69-72.

Winston, M.E. & Chaffin, R. (1981). Teaching cognitive science. Philosophy Society Newsletter, 4, 1-3.