An Odyssey in Learning and Perception
Favorite Add to Favorites

From Learning, Development, and Conceptual Change

An Odyssey in Learning and Perception

By Eleanor J. Gibson

An Odyssey in Learning and Perception documents a fifty-year intellectual expedition in the areas of learning and perception—always with an eye to combining them in a theory of perceptual learning and development, a theory that may be broadly applicable to humans and nonhumans, young and old.

A Bradford Book

Overview

Author(s)

Praise

Summary

An Odyssey in Learning and Perception documents a fifty-year intellectual expedition in the areas of learning and perception—always with an eye to combining them in a theory of perceptual learning and development, a theory that may be broadly applicable to humans and nonhumans, young and old.

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in Learning and Perception brings together Gibson's scientific papers, including difficult-to-find or previously unpublished work, along with classic studies in perception and action.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.

Hardcover

Out of Print ISBN: 9780262071338 654 pp. | 9 in x 6 in

Paperback

$49.00 X | £38.00 ISBN: 9780262571036 654 pp. | 9 in x 6 in

Endorsements

  • 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