Tversky, Barbara

Professor (Emerita)
Professor of Psychology, Columbia Teachers College

Office Location: 

Jordan Hall, Building 420 Room 334

Office Hours: 

By Appointment

Office phone number: 
(650) 725-2440 or (212) 678-6669
Administrative Associate: 
Ranjeshni Sharma
Primary Area of Focus: 
Research Summary: 

How do people think and communicate about the various spaces they inhabit and create? How does spatial thinking extend metaphorically to abstract thought? How do people segment, organize, remember, and communicate events in time?  How do people create and understand meaning in language, on paper, and in gesture?  How do the tools of thought affect thought; what are their affordances and constraints?  How can spatial thinking be applied to design, to foster creative thinking and to produce more effective diagrammatic tools?


Ph.D. Psychology, University of Michigan, 1969
The Structure of Experience 2007.pdf136.19 KB
Spatial Cognition 2008.pdf130.78 KB
Spacial Schemas in Depictions .pdf1.25 MB
Functional Significance of Visuospatial Representations.pdf89.74 KB
Visuospatial Reasoning.pdf902.97 KB
Tversky CV.doc188.5 KB