Allan Urho Paivio (born March 29, 1925) is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Western Ontario. He earned his Ph.D. from McGill University in 1959 and taught at the University of Western Ontario from 1963 until his retirement.
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BSc McGill University, 1949
MSc McGill University, 1957
PhD McGill University, 1959
Appointments & Honors
University of Western Ontario: Assistant Professor, 1962-3, Associate Professor, 1963-7, Professor of Psychology, 1967-92, Professor Emeritus, 1992- , Hon. Professor Emeritus (Kinesiology), 1992-
APA, Division 3 (Fellow)
President, Canadian Psychological Association, 1974-5
Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, 1977
Fellow of Royal Society of Canada, 1978
Canadian Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science, 1982
Killam Research Fellowship, 1990, 1991-2
Hon. LLD, University of Western Ontario, 1993
1965 Abstractness, imagery, and meaningfulness in paired associate learning. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 4, 32-8.
1968 Concreteness, imagery, and meaningfulness values for 925 nouns. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 78 (1, pt 2) (with J. C. Yuille and S. A. Madigan).
1969 Mental imagery in associative learning and memory. Psychological Review, 76, 241-63.
1971 Imagery and Verbal Processes. Holt, Rinehart & Winston.
1973 Picture superiority in free recall: Imagery or dual coding? Cognitive Psychology, 5, 176-206 (with K. Csapo).
1975 Neomentalism. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 29, 263-91.
1975 Perceptual comparisons through the mind's eye. Memory and Cognition, 3, 635-47.
1975 Coding distinctions and repetition effects in memory. In G. H. Bower (ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, vol. 9. Academic Press.
1978 Comparisons of mental clocks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 4, 61-71.
1980 A dual-coding approach to bilingual memory. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 34, 390-401 (with A. Desrochers).
1981 The Psychology of Language. Prentice Hall (with I. Begg).
1982 Imagery, memory, and the brain. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 36, 243-72 (with J. te Linde).
1983 The mind's eye in arts and science. Poetics, 12, 1-18.
1983 Factor analysis of a questionnaire on imagery and verbal habits and skills. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 37, 461-83 (with R. A. Harshman).
1986 Mental Representations: A Dual-Coding Approach. Oxford University Press.
1989 Referential processing: Correlates of naming pictures and imaging to words. Memory and Cognition, 17, 163-74 (with J. M. Clark, N. Digdon and T. Bons).
1989 Observational and theoretical terms in psychology: A cognitive perspective on scientific language. American Psychologist, 44, 500-12 (with J. M. Clark).
1991 Dual coding theory: Retrospect and current status. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 45, 255-87.
1994 Memory for pictures and sounds: Independence of auditory and visual codes. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 48, 380-98 (with V. Thompson).
1994 Concreteness and memory: When and why? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 20, 1196-204 (with M. Walsh and T. Bons).