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'''Harry McGurk''' was a cognitive psychologist who developed the idea of the [[McGurk effect]] with [[John MacDonald]].
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'''Harry McGurk''' was a cognitive psychologist who developed the idea of the [[McGurk effect]] with described in a 1976 paper with his research assistant [[John MacDonald]].while he was a senior developmental psychologist at the [[University of Surrey]].<ref>[http://www.haskins.yale.edu/featured/heads/mcgurk.html "Hearing lips and seeing voices", ''Nature'' 264, 746 - 748 (23 December 1976); accessed 29 Jan 2011]</ref>
   
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He was born in Hillington, Glasgow on 23 February 1936. After training at the [[University of Glasgow]], he became a probation officer in Edinburgh.
   
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He married Betty Hannah. She was invited to go out to the Church of Scotland mission in Nigeria to use her accountancy skills and for two years he became involved with the management of the school and hospital.
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On their return, he studied psychology at [[University of Strathclyde]], gaining a BA, an MSc, and a PhD for his seminal work on [[infant perception]].
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Following a period as a Research Fellow at [[Princeton University]], he joined the University of Surrey, as a lecturer in child development and later was appointed to a personal chair in the same subject.
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Between 1990 and 1994 he was Director of the [[Thomas Coram]] Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London.<ref>[http://www.ioe.ac.uk/research/174.html Thomas Coram Research Unit, Homepage]</ref> In 1994, he was appointed as Director of the [[Australian Institute of Family Studies]] in Melbourne.<ref>[http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/spl/aberdeen/harry-mcgurk-1.343524?71121 Obituary by David Colvin, published 16 May 1998, in ''The Herald Scotland'' online.]</ref>
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Harry McGurk died on 17 April 1998, in Melbourne, aged 62, from complications after a heart operation.
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==Publications==
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*The economic cost of child abuse and neglect in South Australia. 1998
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*Staff-child ratios in care and education services for young children. 1995
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*Project Charlie : an evaluation of a life skills drug education programme for primary schools. 1995.<ref>[http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/html.cfm/index52035EN.html?project_id=5236&tab=overview Project Charlie defined in EMCDDA document.]</ref>
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*Childhood social development : contemporary perspectives / edited by Harry McGurk 1992
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*Developmental psychology and the vision of speech.1988
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*What next? 1987
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*Brain and behavioural development: interdisciplinary perspectives on structure and function / edited by Harry McGurk and John W.T. Dickerson. 1982
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*Issues in childhood social development / edited by Harry McGurk. 1978
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* Ecological factors in human development by International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development. Conference (3rd: 1975: University of Surrey). 1977
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*Growing and changing : a primer of developmental psychology. 1975
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*Ph.D Thesis: Oriental discrimination in infancy and early childhood. University of Strathclyde. Dept. of Psychology. Thesis, 1971.
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Harry McGurk was a cognitive psychologist who developed the idea of the McGurk effect with described in a 1976 paper with his research assistant John MacDonald.while he was a senior developmental psychologist at the University of Surrey.[1]

He was born in Hillington, Glasgow on 23 February 1936. After training at the University of Glasgow, he became a probation officer in Edinburgh.

He married Betty Hannah. She was invited to go out to the Church of Scotland mission in Nigeria to use her accountancy skills and for two years he became involved with the management of the school and hospital.

On their return, he studied psychology at University of Strathclyde, gaining a BA, an MSc, and a PhD for his seminal work on infant perception.

Following a period as a Research Fellow at Princeton University, he joined the University of Surrey, as a lecturer in child development and later was appointed to a personal chair in the same subject.

Between 1990 and 1994 he was Director of the Thomas Coram Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London.[2] In 1994, he was appointed as Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies in Melbourne.[3]

Harry McGurk died on 17 April 1998, in Melbourne, aged 62, from complications after a heart operation.

PublicationsEdit

  • The economic cost of child abuse and neglect in South Australia. 1998
  • Staff-child ratios in care and education services for young children. 1995
  • Project Charlie : an evaluation of a life skills drug education programme for primary schools. 1995.[4]
  • Childhood social development : contemporary perspectives / edited by Harry McGurk 1992
  • Developmental psychology and the vision of speech.1988
  • What next? 1987
  • Brain and behavioural development: interdisciplinary perspectives on structure and function / edited by Harry McGurk and John W.T. Dickerson. 1982
  • Issues in childhood social development / edited by Harry McGurk. 1978
  • Ecological factors in human development by International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development. Conference (3rd: 1975: University of Surrey). 1977
  • Growing and changing : a primer of developmental psychology. 1975
  • Ph.D Thesis: Oriental discrimination in infancy and early childhood. University of Strathclyde. Dept. of Psychology. Thesis, 1971.

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