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Barbara Tversky

Barbara is professor emerita of psychology at Stanford University, where she taught and did research for thirty years. Previously she taught at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is currently a professor of psychology and education at Columbia University Teachers College. She has been a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, Malardalen University in Sweden, the Haute Ecole for Social Sciences in Paris, and the University of Michigan. Barbara received BA, MA, and PhD degrees in cognitive psychology from the University of Michigan. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a fellow of the Cognitive Science Society, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Experimental Psychology. She is Past President of the Association for Psychological Science and has served on numerous executive committees, editorial boards, and organizing committees for international interdisciplinary conferences. Barbara has published over 200 scholarly papers in journals and books and is regularly invited to speak at interdisciplinary conferences and workshops throughout the world. She has enjoyed collaborations with linguists, neuroscientists, philosophers, computer scientists, domain scientists, engineers, architects, museum educators, and artists.

Barbara has made groundbreaking contributions to at least four areas in cognitive psychology—memory, spatial cognition, event perception, and externalization of thought—and her work is cited widely by computer scientists, philosophers, educators, geographers, artists, and designers, as well as by her fellow psychologists. She is also the author of Mind in Motion: How Action Shapes Thought.

 
 

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