Keith Stanovich

Keith StanovichCourtesy University of Toronto

Keith E. Stanovich is Emeritus Professor of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the University of Toronto.  He is the author of over 200 scientific articles, seven books, and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.  Stanovich’s book, What Intelligence Tests Miss, received the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in Education.  His introductory textbook, How to Think Straight About Psychology, published by Allyn & Bacon, is in its Tenth Edition.  Stanovich’s Templeton-funded work on creating a prototype rational thinking assessment device is the culmination of two decades worth of work on the psychology of rational thought that is laid out in his books Rationality and the Reflective Mind (2011), The Robot’s Rebellion: Finding Meaning in the Age of Darwin (2004),and Who Is Rational: Studies of Individual Differences in Reasoning (1999).

In 2000 Stanovich received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.  Stanovich was the winner of the 2012 E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association.