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Jerome Bruner

Jerome Bruner

Jerome Bruner is University Professor at New York University and teaches principally at NYU's School of Law. In his long and distinguished career, first as Professor of Psychology at Harvard and then as Watts Professor at Oxford, Dr. Bruner has been at the forefront of what became, in the 1960s, the "Cognitive Revolution" that continues to influence psychology around the world.

In addition to his scholarly research, Dr. Bruner has worked on educational reform in the United States and served on the President's Science Advisory Committee during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. His 1961 book "The Process of Education" was and is one of the educational reform movement's major guides. Since the early 1960s, Dr. Bruner has been involved in a variety of educational enterprises, including the founding of Head Start, of which he was a major architect.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Bruner has received many awards and honors, including the International Balzan Prize, the CIBA Gold Medal for Distinguished Research, and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Person Perception
  • Social Cognition

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Courses Taught:

  • Psychological Foundations of the Law
  • Vengeance and the Law

Jerome Bruner
New York University
200 Mercer Street
New York, New York 10012
United States

  • Phone: (212) 998-7816
  • Fax: (212) 673-6118

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