Philip Johnson-Laird

Psychologist, Academic

1936 –


Who is Philip Johnson-Laird?

Philip Johnson-Laird is a professor at Princeton University's Department of Psychology and author of several notable books on human cognition and the psychology of reasoning.

He was educated at Culford School and University College London where he won the Rosa Morison Medal in 1964 and a James Sully Scholarship between 1964–66. He achieved a BA there in 1964 and a PhD in 1967. He was elected to a Fellowship in 1994.

He is currently the Stuart Professor of Psychology at Princeton University's Department of Psychology

His entry in Who's Who records the following career history:

Ten years of miscellaneous jobs, as surveyor, musician, hospital porter, librarian, before going to university.

Assistant Lecturer, then Lecturer, in Psychology, UCL, 1966–73

Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, 1971–72

Reader, 1973, Professor, 1978, in Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex

Visiting Fellow, Stanford University, 1980

Assistant Director, MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge University, 1983–89

Fellow, Darwin College, Cambridge, 1984–89

Visiting Professorships: Stanford University, 1985; Princeton Univ., 1986.

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Oct 12, 1936
Also known as
  • P. N. Johnson-Laird
  • University College London

on July 23, 2013


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