Jerome Seymour Bruner

1987 Balzan Prize for Human Psychology

For his research embracing all of the most important problems of human psychology, in each of which he has made substantial and original contributions of theoretical as well as practical value for the development of the psychological faculties of man.

Jerome Seymour Bruner was born in New York, un October 1, 1915 (†2016); he is a U.S. citizen;

member of the teaching staff of Harvard University since 1945 becoming professor of psychology in 1952;

he is among the founders of the Center for Cognitive Studies, Harvard University, which he directed from 1960 to 1972;

president of the American Psychological Association from 1964 to 1965;

Master of Currier House from 1970 to 1971;

professor of psychology at Oxford University from 1972 to 1980;

chairman of the Scientific Council of the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (Holland) from its foundation (1977) to 1986; member since 1987;

doctor “honoris causa” from many universities;

at present University Professor at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York.

Among his most important works (some of which have been translated into many languages) are:

— Mandate from the People, 1944;

— Opinions and Personalities (con Smith e White), 1956;

— A Study of Thinking (con J.J. Goodnow e G.A. Austin) J. Wiley & Sons, New York 1956;

— The Process of Education, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass;

— On Knowing: Essays for the Left Hand, Harvard Univ. Press., Cambridge, Mass., 1962;

— Toward a Theory of Instruction, Harvard Univ. Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1966;

— Studies in Cognitive Growth (con R.R.Olver e P.M. Greenfield), J. Wiley & Sons, New York 1966;

— Processes of Cognitive Growth Infancy, vol. 3 Heinz Werner Memorial Lecture Series, Worcester, Mass.: Clark University Press, con Barre 1968;

— The Relevance of Education, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1971;

— In Search of Mind. Essays in Autobiography, 1983;

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