In search of mind: essays in autobiography

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Harper & Row, 1983 - Psychology - 306 pages
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The eminent psychologist reflects on the course of his work, examines the development of the study of psychology and his substantial contributions to its growth, and provides a glimpse of himself as thinker, teacher, and student of the mind

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Ugh. What a pain this was to read...his first few chapters are quite interesting, as are several more interspersed throughout the book, but his writing is so high flown. Moreover, all he does is name ... Read full review

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Contents

Childhood Lost and Found
3
Into the Academy
22
The War Yearsand Coming Home
41
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Jerome Bruner has written many seminal works on education and cognitive studies, including "The Culture of Education" (1996), "Acts of Meaning" (1990), "On Knowing: Essays for the Left Hand" (1962), and "The Process of Education" (1961). Through his distinguished career, first as professor of psychology at Harvard and then as Watts Professor at Oxford, he has been at the forefront of what became, in the 1960s, the much-heralded Cognitive Revolution that forever changed the way psychologists study the mind. During the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, he served on the president's Science and Advisory Committee, and he has since helped to found Head Start. Currently, he lives in his native New York City with his wife, Carol Fleisher Feldman, and teaches at NYU Law School.

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