(Featured image is Dr. Bower at his home. Below are some of the trees that populate the campus of Stanford University. The title of this post refers to Dr. Bower's height, his prominent position among many influential psychologists, and his career in northern California, home to the Giant Redwoods -- the tallest trees in … Continue reading Dr. Gordon Bower Among Giants
In every risk there is the possibility of loss. It's a totally obvious statement, definitional really, but nonetheless true. I am now in northern California in the town where I grew up. In the house where I grew up. Both have changed a lot, and both are beautiful in ways both new and reminiscent of … Continue reading Side Journey: Risk & Reward
Dr. Doug Hintzman is an emeritus professor at the University of Oregon and a critical scholar who developed ideas and research that fueled our understanding of cognitive processes over the past 40 years. I would include him as a prominent figure of the cognitive revolution (the field shifting movement that rebirthed the use of cognitive … Continue reading Multiple Traces of Dr. Doug Hintzman
Dr. Gordon C. Nagayama Hall is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon who has been influential in promoting greater diversity and inclusiveness in Psychology. He has also produced a long-standing research program on sexual aggressiveness and predictors of recidivism for those involved crimes of sexual assault and aggression. You might wonder: how … Continue reading Embracing Diversity with Dr. Gordon C. Nagayama Hall
Over a career of more than 50 years Dr. Mike Posner of the University of Oregon has been a defining figure in Psychology -- most notably for his efforts shepherding in the age of neuroscience for Psychology. In studies on attention, visual orienting, and a host of related cognitive processes, Dr. Posner and his colleagues … Continue reading Orienting Towards Dr. Mike Posner
Dr. Tony Greenwald grew up among some legends. His father, the much renowned Bernard Green, composed, arranged, and conducted music for television, radio, and movies including Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows (a brilliant comedy series that helped to launch the careers of Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Carl Reiner and others) and Mister Peepers (featuring Tony Randall, Wally … Continue reading The Explicit Cognitions of Dr. Tony Greenwald
From sea to shining sea: we have now driven well over 6000 mi/10,000 km on our meandering Journey to Psychology and have reached the beautiful city of Seattle. Our route has taken us through major metropolitan areas in Boston, Toronto, Montreal, and Chicago, and through small towns in Wisconsin, Ohio, New Hampshire, the Dakotas, Wyoming, … Continue reading Side note: Northwest Passage!