#19707 Overall Influence

Daniel Schacter

American psychologist


Why is this person notable and influential?

Daniel Lawrence Schacter currently holds the title of William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor at Harvard University. He has previously held positions at the University of Toronto, and the University of Arizona. Schacter completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and earned his Ph.D at the University of Toronto in 1981.

Schacter’s work draws on aspects of cognitive science and neuroscience to examine issues of cognition and memory especially in regards to amnesia and memory distortion. Schacter touches on concepts like how we form predictions from past experiences, how we use memory and creativity for problem solving, and how to improve learning and retention. Schacter’s work, The Seven Sins of Memory: How the Mind Forgets and Remembers, explores the complexity of human memory and its influence on our lives.

For his work, Schacter has received honors and awards including fellowship with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Reviewing.

Academic Website

Featured in Top Influential Psychologists Today

From Wikipedia

Daniel Lawrence Schacter is an American psychologist. He is a Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. His research has focused on psychological and biological aspects of human memory and amnesia, with a particular emphasis on the distinction between conscious and nonconscious forms of memory and, more recently, on brain mechanisms of memory and brain distortion, and memory and future simulation.

Source: Wikipedia

Other Resources


What schools is this person affiliated with?
Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

view profile
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public research university in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

view profile
University of Toronto
University of Toronto

University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

view profile
University of Arizona
University of Arizona

Public university in Tucson, Arizona, United States

view profile

Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#618 World Rank #335 USA Rank
#1739 World Rank #643 USA Rank