Gentner, Dedre
 
 
Her research interests also include computational simulation of comparison processes and studies of analogy and similarity in cognitive development, as well as cross-linguistic investigations of language and thought.
 

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Dedre Gentner is a Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University. She has authored many influential papers on analogy, metaphor and similarity, as well as a book on mental models. Her research interests also include computational simulation of comparison processes and studies of analogy and similarity in cognitive development, as well as cross-linguistic investigations of language and thought. Her teaching includes Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Science, and Analogy and Similarity. Dr. Gentner is President of the Cognitive Science Society. She is on the Governing Board of the Cognitive Science Society, the Advisory Board of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association, and the Editorial Boards of several journals, including Cognitive Development and the Journal of the Learning Sciences. Her publications include Mental Models, Structure-mapping: A Theoretical Framework for Analogy, The Roles of Similarity in Transfer and Mechanisms of Analogical Learning. Dr. Gentner received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, San Diego, in 1974. Her positions have included teacher at a primary school in Ghana, Senior Scientist at Bolt Beranek and Newman, and faculty positions at the University of Washington, the University of Illinois at Urbana, and currently Northwestern University.
 
 
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