Deidre Gentner


Dedre Gentner is the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor of Psychology and a Professor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, where she is also director of the Cognitive Science Program. Her research focuses on analogical processes in human learning, reasoning and development and on the interaction between language and cognition.  She has published over 240 papers on analogy, concepts and conceptual structure, language and cognition, and cross-linguistic patterns. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego and a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Sciences, the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Cognitive Science Society.  In 2012 she received an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for excellence in research.

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Dedre Gentner (Northwestern University)