Dedre Gentner

  • 13376 Citations
1975 …2021
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Research Interests

Learning and Thinking; Analogy, Similarity and Metaphor; Concepts and Conceptual Structure; Language and Cognition; Language Acquisition; Cross-linguistic Studies.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, University of California, San Diego

… → 1974

Physics, BA, University of California, Berkeley

… → 1967

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Grants 2001 2021

Research Output 1975 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Explanation recruits comparison in a category-learning task

Edwards, B. J., Williams, J. J., Gentner, D. & Lombrozo, T., Apr 1 2019, In : Cognition. 185, p. 21-38 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Finding the middle: Spatial language and spatial reasoning

Simms, N. K. & Gentner, D., Apr 1 2019, In : Cognitive Development. 50, p. 177-194 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The career of measurement

Cooperrider, K. & Gentner, D., Oct 1 2019, In : Cognition. 191, 103942.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Analogical reasoning

Gentner, D. & Maravilla, F., 2018, International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning. Ball, L. J. & Thompson, V. A. (eds.). Routledege, p. 186-203 18 p. (Routledge International Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison within pairs promotes analogical abstraction in three-month-olds

Anderson, E. M., Chang, Y. J., Hespos, S. J. & Gentner, D., Jul 1 2018, In : Cognition. 176, p. 74-86 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle