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'''Roger Newland Shepard''' (born [[January 30]], [[1929]] in [[Palo Alto]], [[California]]) is a [[cognitive science|cognitive scientist]] and author of ''Toward a Universal Law of Generalization for Psychological Science''. He is seen as the father of spatial relations and obtained his Ph.D. in psychology at [[Yale University]] in 1955 where he was a member of [[skull and bones]] society.
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'''Roger Newland Shepard''' (born January 30, 1929 in [[Palo Alto]], [[California]]) is a [[cognitive science|cognitive scientist]] and author of the [[Universal law of generalization|Universal Law of Generalization]] (1987). He is considered a father of research on spatial relations.
   
In 1995, Shepard received [[National Medal of Science]] for his contributions in the field of cognitive science. In 2006, he also won the [[Rumelhart Prize]]. Shepard is [[Ray Lyman Wilbur ]] [[Professor Emeritus]] of [[Social sciences|Social Science]] at [[Stanford University]].
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Shepard obtained his Ph.D. in psychology at [[Yale University]] in 1955 under [[Carl Hovland]], and completed post-doctoral training with [[George Armitage Miller]] at [[Harvard]]. Subsequent to this, Shepard was at [[Bell Labs]] and then a professor at Harvard before joining the faculty at Stanford University. In 1995, Shepard received the [[National Medal of Science]] for his contributions in the field of cognitive science. In 2006, he also won the [[Rumelhart Prize]]. Shepard is [[Ray Lyman Wilbur]] [[Professor Emeritus]] of [[Social sciences|Social Science]] at [[Stanford University]].
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His students include [[Lynn Cooper], [[Leda Cosmides]], [[Rob Fish]], [[Jennifer Freyd]], [[Carol Krumhansl]], [[Daniel Levitin]], [[Geoffrey Miller (evolutionary psychologist)|Geoffrey Miller]] and [[Josh Tenenbaum]].<ref>PsychTree, http://academictree.org/psych/peopleinfo.php?pid=3698</ref>
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Shepard is one of the founders of the [[Kira Institute]].
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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*[[Barber's pole]]
 
*[[Center for Evolutionary Psychology]]
 
*[[Center for Evolutionary Psychology]]
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*[[Diana Deutsch|Deutsch]] [[tritone paradox]]
 
*[[Mental rotation]]
 
*[[Mental rotation]]
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*[[Mental image]]
 
*[[Shepard tone]]
 
*[[Shepard tone]]
   
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Roger Newland Shepard (born January 30, 1929 in Palo Alto, California) is a cognitive scientist and author of the Universal Law of Generalization (1987). He is considered a father of research on spatial relations.

Shepard obtained his Ph.D. in psychology at Yale University in 1955 under Carl Hovland, and completed post-doctoral training with George Armitage Miller at Harvard. Subsequent to this, Shepard was at Bell Labs and then a professor at Harvard before joining the faculty at Stanford University. In 1995, Shepard received the National Medal of Science for his contributions in the field of cognitive science. In 2006, he also won the Rumelhart Prize. Shepard is Ray Lyman Wilbur Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Stanford University.

His students include [[Lynn Cooper], Leda Cosmides, Rob Fish, Jennifer Freyd, Carol Krumhansl, Daniel Levitin, Geoffrey Miller and Josh Tenenbaum.[1]

Shepard is one of the founders of the Kira Institute.

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