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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262071338 | 654 pp. | 6 x 9 in | August 1991
Paperback | $49.00 X | £36.95 | ISBN: 9780262571036 | 654 pp. | 6 x 9 in | February 1994

An Odyssey in Learning and Perception


In the field of psychology, beginning in the 1950s, Eleanor J. Gibson nearly single-handedly developed the field of perceptual learning with a series of brilliant studies that culminated in the seminal work, Perceptual Learning and Development. An Odyssey in Learning and Perception brings together Gibson's scientific papers, including difficult-to-find or previously unpublished work, along with classic studies in perception and action. Gibson introduces each paper to show why the research was undertaken and concludes each section with comments linking the findings to later developments. A personal essay touches on the questions and concerns that guided her research.

About the Author

Eleanor J. Gibson is Susan Linn Sage Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Cornell University.


“Eleanor Gibson is surely the most distinguished developmental psychologist in the world. Her work has transformed our conceptions of the origins of mental life.”
Ulric. Neisser, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Psychology, Emory University