Jerome Bruner (1915-2016)

Jerome Bruner was perhaps best known for having fomented the Cognitive Revolution, freeing the human sciences and psychology from the stranglehold of mindless "behaviorism." He was deeply involved in studying how mind is shaped by a culture's myths, courtesies, ways of thought, technology—and particularly how mind comes to reflect the narrative styles and genres that a culture makes available.

He was a University Professor at NYU, having taught previously at Harvard and at Oxford. His most recent book, Making Stories: Law, Literature, and Life, came out in 2002 (FSG), and a two-volume collection of his essays was published in 2006, In Search of Pedagogy (Routledge).