Draft:Walter Kintsch

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Walter Kintsch is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Colorado in Boulder (United States)[1]. He is renowned for his groundbreaking theories in cognitive psychology, especially in relation to text comprehension[2].


Walter Kintsch was born in Timisoara in 1932, raised in Austria and received his PhD at the University of Kansas in 1960[3].


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[edit]

  • 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)


Category:Living people Category:1932 births Category:American psychologists Category:Cognitive scientists Category:Memory researchers