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Michael Posner (1268)

Experimental psychology
1936, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Short Biography
Michael I. Posner (born September 12, 1936) is an American psychologist, the editor of numerous cognitive and neuroscience compilations, and an eminent researcher in the field of attention. He is currently an emeritus professor of psychology at the ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
  • BS University of Washington, Seattle, 1957
  • MS University of Washington, Seattle, 1959
  • PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1962
Appointments & Honors
  • Fellow, APA Division 3, AAAS, 1976
  • Paul M. Fitts Award, Human Factors Society
  • Guggenheim Fellow, 1979-80
  • APA Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, 1980
  • Member, National Academy of Science, 1981
  • Professor, Washington University School of Medicine, 1985
  • Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 1974-9
Principal Publications
  • 1964 Information reduction in the analysis of sequential tasks. Psychological Review, 71, 491-504.
  • 1965 Memory and thought in human intellectual performance. British Journal of Psychology, 56, 197-215.
  • 1967 Chronometric analysis of classification. Psychological Review, 74, 392-409 (with R. F. Mitchell).
  • 1967 Human Performance. Brooks/Cole (with P. M. Fitts).
  • 1969 Reduced attention and the performance of 'automated movements'. Journal of Motor Behavior, 1, 245-58.
  • 1975 Psychobiology of attention. In M. Gazzaniga and C. Blakemore (eds), Handbook of Psychobiology. Academic Press.
  • 1976 Visual dominance: An information processing account of its origins and significance. Psychological Review; 83, 157-71 (with M. J. Nissen and R. Klein).
  • 1978 Chronometric Explorations of Mind. Erlbaum.
  • 1980 Orienting of attention. The 7th Sir F. C. Bartlett Lecture. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 32, 3-25.
  • 1981 Cognition and personality. In N. Cantor and J. Kihlstrom (eds), Personality, Cognition and Social Interar;;tion. Erlbaum.
  • 1982 Information processing models: In search of elementary operations. Annual Review of Psychology, 33, 477-514 (with P. McLeod).
  • 1984 Effects of parietal lobe injury on covert orienting of visual attention. Journal of Neuroscience, 4, 1863-74 (with J. A. Walker, F. J. Friedrich and R. Rafa!).
  • 1985 Attention and Performance, vol. 11, Mechanics of Attention. Erlbaum (ed. with 0.S. M. Marin).