Herbert Clark

Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology, Emeritus

Post-Doctoral, Linguistics Institute, UCLA (1966)
PhD, Johns Hopkins University (1966)
M.A, Johns Hopkins University (1964)
B.A., Stanford University (1962)
Academic Appointments
Emeritus Faculty, Acad Council, Psychology
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Member, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study, Freiburg, Germany (2011 - 2011)
Member, Personality and Cognition Review Board, National Institute of Mental Health (1971 - 1974)
Member, Memory and Cognitive Processes Review Board, National Science Foundation (1976 - 1979)
Member, Editorial Board, Cognitive Psychology (1971 - 1981)
Consulting Editor, Journal of Experimental Psychology (1971 - 1974)
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Memory and Language (1973 - 1996)
Advisory Editor, Contemporary Psychology (1974 - 1977)
Member, Editorial Board, Discourse Processes (1978 - Present)
Member, Editorial Board, Cognitive Science (1982 - Present)
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Semantics (1982 - Present)
Honors & Awards
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University (1963-1966)
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (1975-1976)
Fellow, Division 3, American Psychological Association (1978)
Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (1988)
Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (1978-1979)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1982)
Member, Society of Experimental Psychologists (1984)
Fellow, Cognitive Science Society (2004)
Recipient, James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Fellowship (2005-2006)
Recipient, Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, Society for Text and Discourse (2009)
From Wikipedia:

"Herbert H. Clark (Herb Clark) is a psycholinguist currently serving as Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. His focuses include cognitive and social processes in language use; interactive processes in conversation, from low-level disfluencies through acts of speaking and understanding to the emergence of discourse; and word meaning and word use. Clark is known for his theory of "common ground": individuals engaged in conversation must share knowledge in order to be understood and have a meaningful conversation (Clark, 1985). Together with Deanna Wilkes-Gibbs (1986), he also developed the collaborative model, a theory for explaining how people in conversation coordinate with one another to determine definite references. Clark's books include Semantics and Comprehension, Psychology and Language: An Introduction to Psycholinguistics, Arenas of Language Use and Using Language."


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