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Curriculum Vitae Jeroen G.W. Raaijmakers

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Name:

Jeroen Gilles Willibrord Raaijmakers

Born:

Nijmegen, The Netherlands, January 25, 1952

Current Position:

Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University of Amsterdam

 

Education/Degrees 

1970

Gymnasium β, Canisius College, Nijmegen

1976

MSc in Psychology, University of Nijmegen. (cum laude)
Specialization: Mathematical and Cognitive Psychology

1979 Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Nijmegen. (cum laude)
Thesis: Retrieval from long-term store: A general theory and mathematical models.

Scholarschips/Awards

1977

Fellowship from the Netherlands Organization for Pure Research (Z.W.O.)

1979

YRWIS-fellowship from the British Council

1986

Heymans-award (early career award) from the Netherlands Institute for Psychologists

2012

Elected international member of the American Philosophical Society

2017

Elected foreign honorary member American Academy of Arts and Sciences

 

Service    [top]

Associate Editor Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2006-2016 .
Member of the board of the Department of Psychology, 1996-2000.
Member of the Fachbeirat (Advisory Board) Max Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, 1994-1999.
Member of the board of the Netherlands Association for Psychonomics 1991-1993.
Member of the Advisory Council van International Association for The Study of Attention and Performance 1988-1996.
Book review editor Acta Psychologica 1994-1999.
Managing Editor Acta Psychologica 1989-1993.
Editor Acta Psychologica (Learning & Memory) 1986-1993.
Consulting Editor for Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 1981-1984.
 

Memberships   [top]

Member of the Psychonomic Society
Member of the Cognitive Science Society
member of the Association for Psychological Science
Member of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology
Member of the Society for Mathematical Psychology
Member of the Netherlands Association for Psychonomics

Biographical Sketch    [top]

After obtaining my Master's at the University of Nijmegen, I spent a year at Indiana University on a fellowship from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research with Richard M. Shiffrin. During that time, the SAM model was developed which formed the basis for my Doctoral Dissertation at the University of Nijmegen in 1979. Until 1985 I worked as an associate professor at the University of Nijmegen. From 1985 to 1992 I worked at the TNO Institute for Perception (now called TNO Human Factors) at Soesterberg, first as a senior research associate and later as the head of the Cognitive Psychology Group. In 1992 I became (full) Professor in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. One of the activities there was the creation of a new interuniversity Graduate Program in Experimental Psychology. In 1993, the Graduate Research Institute for Experimental Psychology EPOS was formed and I became its first director. From 1998-2000 I have also been the Director of Research for the Department of Psychology. I am currently director of the Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam.
Most of my research has been on mathematical modeling of human memory. I have collaborated for almost 25 years with Richard M. Shiffrin. This work has been highly successful. The 1981 Psychological Review publication was among the three most-cited papers by Dutch psychologists during 1994-1998. In 1986 I received the Heymans award, the early career award from the Netherlands Institute for Psychologists.

I have been editor and managing editor for Acta Psychologica, Associate Editor for QJEP, Consulting Editor for JEP: LMC, Member of the Advisory Council van International Association for The Study of Attention and Performance, Member of the board of the Netherlands Association for Psychonomics, Member of the Fachbeirat (Advisory Board) of the Max Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, and regular reviewer for most major journals and NSF.

Positions    [top]
2007-2010 Director Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam (CSCA)

1992-2016

Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University of Amsterdam

1993-2002 Director Graduate Research Institute for Experimental Psychology EPOS
1998-2000 Director of Research, Department of Psychology
1992-1993 Programme-manager Cognition, TNO Institute for Perception, Soesterberg
1988-1991 Head of the Cognitive Psychology Group, TNO Institute for Perception, Soesterberg
1985-1988 Senior research associate, TNO Institute for Perception, Soesterberg

1980-1985

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Nijmegen

1975-1980

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Nijmegen