György Gergely#

György Gergely
Membership Number:3408
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:HUNGARY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2008- Professor of Psychology, Department of Cognitive Science, Cognitive Development Center, CEU, Hungary
  • 2007-2008 Residential Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Science (CASBS) Stanford, Palo Alto
  • 2007 Professor of Psychology, University College London, UK
  • 2003-2004 Visiting Professor, University College London, UK
  • 1990-2008 Head of Department of Developmental Research, Research Institute for Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1989-1990 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Rochester,Rochester, New York
  • 1987-2005 Associate Professor, Eötvös Lóránd University, Department of Psychology, Budapest
  • 1986-1989 Research Fellow at the Linguistic Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1990- 2008 Senior Research Psychologist, Institute for Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

Fields of Scholarship
  • Experimental psycholinguistics, word order and understanding complex sentences
  • Contingency perception, self development, and social biofeedback
  • Attachment, affective development and the organization of self
  • Understanding intentional action
  • Teleological reasoning in infancy
  • Understanding artefact functions and artifact kinds
  • Development of theory of mind
  • Imitative learning
  • Components of human action interpretation
  • Development of agency in infancy
  • Theory of 'natural pedagogy' and the role of ostension in cultural learning

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 SAGE Center Distinguished Fellow, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UC Santa Barbara
  • 2011 Recipient of the 2011 Jean-Nicod Prize & Lectures (Institut Jean-Nicod, CNRS-EHESS-ENS, Paris) with Gergely Csibra)
  • 2010 Recipient of the Charles Simonyi Research Prize (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • 2007-2008 Resident Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Stanford, Palo Alto
  • 2005 Goethe Scholarship Award (Canadian PA)
  • 2004 The Sylvia Brody Prize for Developmental Research (NYPA)
  • 2004 Guggenheim Fellow (J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation)
  • 2003 Gradiva Prize: best book on clinical theory of 2003 (NAAP, USA)
  • 2002 Lajos Kardos Memorial Prize of the Hungarian Academy Of Sciences for Outstanding Scientific Achievements in the Field of Psychological Research
  • 2001 IPA Committee Biannual Award for Exceptional Contribution to Research (UK/US)
  • 1991 Margaret S. Mahler Prize (Mahler Psychiatric Research Foundation, USA)

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