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psychology professor

Claes von Hofsten, psychology professor. Named 15th Gibson Lecturer, Cornell University, New York, 2001; fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center Cognitive Science, 1983-1984, Stanford University Center Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1988-1989; Northern scholar, Edinburgh University, 1984, 2003. Member of American Academy Arts & Sciences.


Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1973. Docent, Uppsala University, Sweden, 1976. Doctor honoris causa (honorary), University de Normandie, 1996.


Lecturer Uppsala University, 1973—1979, reader, 1979—1982, professor psychology, since 1998. Visiting professor University Minnesota Institute Child Development, 1982—1983. Senior lecturer Umea University, Sweden, 1984—1985, professor psychology, 1985—1997, chairman psychology department, 1994—1997.

Visiting professor University Virginia, 1997—1999. Member advisory council International Association the Study Attention and Performance, since 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Scandinavian Journal Psychology, 1985-1988. Associate editor: Ecological Psychology, 1988-1997, member editorial board: Journal Motor Behavior, 1982-1997, Human Movement Science, 1983-1997, Cahiers de Psychologie Cognitive, 1986-1992, Infant and Child Development, since 1990, associate editor: Human Development, 1997—2002, Development Psychology, since 2006. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of American Academy Arts & Sciences.