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Eleanor J. Gibson (1395)

Interests
Developmental psychology, experimental psychology, physiological and comparative psychology
Nationality
American
Born
1910, Peoria, Illinois, USA
Short Biography
Eleanor Jack Gibson (December 7, 1910 – December 30, 2002) was an American psychologist. Among her contributions to psychology, the most important are the study of perception in infants and toddlers. She is popularly known for the "visual cliff" ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • PhD Yale University, 1938
Appointments & Honors
  • Assistant Instructor to Assistant Professor, Smith College, 1931-49
  • Research Associate, Cornell University, 1949-66
  • Professor, Cornell University, 1966-72
  • Susan Linn Sage Professor of Psychology, 1972-
  • APA, Distinguished Scientist Award, 1968
  • G. Stanley Hall, Award 1970
  • Hon. DSc: Smith College, 1972, Rutgers University, 1973, Trinity College, 1982, Bates College, 1985, University of South Carolina, 1987, Emory University, 1990
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1972-3
  • Wilbur Cross Medal, Yale University, 1973
  • Howard Crosby Warren Medal, 1977
  • Hon. LHD State University of New York, Albany, 1984, Miami University, 1989
  • Gold Medal Award, 1986
  • William James Fellow, American Psychological Society, 1989
  • Fellow, AAAS, APA
  • Medal for Distinguished Service, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1983
Principal Publications
  • 1940 A systematic application of the concepts of generalization and differentiation to verbal learning. Psychological Review, 47, 196-229.
  • 1955 Perceptual learning: Differentiation or enrichment? Psychological Review, 62, 32-41 (with J. J. Gibson).
  • 1956 The effect of prolonged exposure to visually presented patterns on learning to discriminate them. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 49, 239-42 (with R. D. Walk).
  • 1957 Continuous perspective transformations and the perception of rigid motion. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 54, 129-38 (with J. J. Gibson).
  • 1960 The 'visual cliff'. Scientific American, 202, 64-71 (with R. D. Walk).
  • 1963 Perceptual learning. Annual Review of Psychology, 14, 29-56.
  • 1969 Principles of Perceptual Learning and Development. Appleton-Century-Crofts.
  • 1975 The Psychology of Reading. MIT Press (with H. Levin).
  • 1978 Perception of invariants by five-month-old infants: Differentiation of two types of motion. Developmental Psychology, 14, 407-15.
  • 1984 Perceptual development from the ecological approach. Advances in Developmental Psychology, 3, 243-86.
  • 1988 Exploratory behavior in the development of perceiving, acting, and the acquiring of knowledge. Annual Review of Psychology, 39, 1-41.
  • 1991 An Odyssey in Learning and Perception. MIT Press.