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Gordon H. Bower National Medal of Science Awarded In 2005

Gordon H. Bower

Gordon H. Bower

Award Name : National Medal of Science

Year of Award : 2005

Award for : Social sciences

Location : Newyork, Scotland, United Kingdom


Gordon H. Bower is a cognitive psychologist studying human memory, language comprehension, emotion, and behavior modification. He received his Ph.D. in learning theory from Yale University in 1959. He currently holds the A. R. Lang Emeritus Professorship at Stanford University. He was voted number 42 in the list of most notable psychologists of the 20th century, published by Haggbloom . He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 2005. Gordon was born on December 30, 1932 in Bowerston.

He has published more than 200 scientific articles and is the co-author of books entitled Introduction to Mathematical Learning Theory, Attention in Learning,Theories of Learning , Asserting Yourself, Psychology Today: An introduction, and Human Associative Memory. He edited 25 annual volumes of The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, and served as consulting editor for major journals in the fields of learning, cognition, and emotion.


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