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Perceiving the Affordances

A Portrait of Two Psychologists

By Eleanor J. Gibson

Psychology Press – 2001

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    Perceiving the Affordances is a personal history and intellectual autobiography of Eleanor Gibson, the groundbreaking research psychologist who was influential in the founding of the theory of perceptual development. It is also a biography of her husband, James J. Gibson, who was a major perceptual theorist and the founder of the ecologically-oriented theory of perception. This is the story of their lives together and how each came to make particular contributions. This book is of interest to people who study perception, perceptual development, infancy, developmental psychology, and the history of psychology.

    Contents

    Contents: Preface. Growing up in the Heartland. Becoming Psychologists. Teaching and Life at Smith College. World War II. Back to Civilization (Academic Style). High Above Cayuga's Waters. Visiting in Academe. Midlife Without Crises. The Decade of the Books. The Seer of Ithaca. Going It Alone. Life After the Lab.

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    Description: By Eleanor J. Gibson. Perceiving the Affordances is a personal history and intellectual autobiography of Eleanor Gibson, the groundbreaking research psychologist who was influential in the founding of the theory of perceptual development. It is also a biography of her...
    Categories: Cognitive Science, Perception, Developmental Psychology