Psychonomic Society-APS William K. Estes Lecture
The Career and Impact of William K. Estes
Saturday, May 26, 2012,
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
William K. Estes (June 17, 1919 – August 17, 2011) had an enormous influence on psychological science, from his pioneering work in mathematical psychology to his collaborations with colleagues to his mentoring of students, many of whom are now leaders in the fields of learning and memory. His long and productive career encompassed the science of learning and memory from behaviorism to cognitive science, with seminal contributions to both. Estes also had a special role in APS’s history and success as Founding Editor of our flagship journal Psychological Science. During those years, his wife, Katherine W. (Kay) Estes, served as Founding Managing Editor. Bill and Kay were a team in so many undertakings. The W.K. & K.W. Estes Fund celebrates their contributions to psychological science.
The APS Estes Symposium at the 2012 APS Convention will be presented by APS Past President Robert A. Bjork, University of California, Los Angeles, and Richard M. Shiffrin, Indiana University.
Friends and colleagues share their memories of Bill Estes in the APS Observer: Remembering William K. Estes.