Research Professor of Psychology|
Senior Research Fellow, School of Law
ResearchI'm interested in the various institutional forms by which culture is passed on -- most particularly in school practices and in legal codes and legal praxis. In both examples, my concern is with how canonical forms create a dialectic with the "possible worlds" of imaginative art forms. My preferred method of work in both instances is the anthropological-interepretive.
Carol Feldman and I have a joint lab, which is described on her research page.
Education:PhD, Harvard, 1941 (psychology)
BA, Duke University, 1937
Honorary Doctorates: Yale, Columbia, Sorbonne, Berlin, Rome, etc.
Affiliations:- American Psychological Association
- Law and Society Association
- Society for Research in Child Development
Fellowships/Honors:- Balzan Prize, 1987, for "contributions to our understanding of the human mind"
- CIBA Gold Medal, 1974, "for outstanding and original research"
- Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Jerome Bruner, Acts of Meaning, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991.
Jerome Bruner, Actual Minds, Possible Worlds, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987.
New York University