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Walter Kintsch is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Colorado in Boulder (United States). He is renowned for his groundbreaking theories in cognitive psychology, especially in relation to text comprehension.
He has collaborated extensively with Eileen Kintsch, with K. Anders Ericsson and with the Dutch linguist Teun Adrianus van Dijk, publishing mainly on working memory and long-term memory in the reading and comprehension of the text. He has developed a theoretical model called Construction-Integration (CI).
In 1992 he won the APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology. He is honored by the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences as one of the "scientists who have made important and lasting contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior".
Most relevant publications
- Learning, Memory and Conceptual Processes, Wiley, 1972, (ISBN 978-0471480716)
- Memory and Cognition, Wiley, 1977, (ISBN 978-0471480723)
- with Teun Adrianus van Dijk, Toward a model of text comprehension and production, Psychological Review, 1978, 85, pp363-394
- The role of knowledge in discourse comprehension : a construction-integration model, Psychological Review, 1988, vol 95, pp163-182
- Slide Down The Sky Reading Skills Workbook: Level 2:1, Open Court Pub Co, 1989, (ISBN 978-0812621358)
- Remembering: A Study in Experimental and Social Psychology Cambridge University Press, 1995, (ISBN 978-0521483568)
- Comprehension: A Paradigm for Cognition, Cambridge University Press, 1998, (ISBN 978-0521629867)