Title: Professor

Departmental Program: Experimental: Ecological

Contact Information:

Department of Psychology
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1020

E-mail: roberteshaw@aol.com

 

Web site: http://www.trincoll.edu/depts/ecopsyc/shaw/

Preferred Means of Contact: E-mail

Research Interests:

 

Representative Publications

General: Overviews of Ecological - Cosmological Psychology

Cosmological Psychology -- Reconciling the role of Consciousness in Scientific Studies. ( ) In Full Text [Word]
Shaw, R. E. & Turvey, M. T. (1999). Ecological Foundations of Cognition: II. Degrees of Freedom and Conserved Quantities in Animal -- Environment Systems. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6 Full Text [Word]

Empirical

Kim, N-G., Effken, J. A. & Shaw, R. E.(1995). Perceiving persistence under change and over structure. Ecological Psychology, 7 , 217 - 256.

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Effken, J. A., Kim. N - G. & Shaw, R. E.(1997). Making the constraints visible: Testing the ecological approach to interface design. Ergonomics, 40 , 1 - 27.

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Sim, M., Shaw, R. & Turvey, M. T. (1997). Intrinsic and Required Dynamics of a Simple Bat - Ball Skill. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 23 . 101 - 115.

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Theoretical

Shaw, R. E. & McIntyre, M. (1974). Algoristic foundations to cognitive psychology. In W. Weimer & D. Palermo, Cognition and the Symbolic Processes. Pages 305 - 362. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Full text
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Shaw, R. E., McIntyre, M. & Mace, W. M. (1974). The Role of Symmetry in Event Perception. In R. B. McLeod & H. Pick, Jr., Perception: Essays in Honor of James J. Gibson . Pages 276 - 310. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press
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Shaw, R. E. & Wilson, B. E.(1976). Abstract Conceptual Knowledge: How We Know What We Know. In D. Klahr, (ed.) Cognition and Instruction. Pages 197 - 221. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. pdf file
Shaw, R. E. & Pittenger, J. B. (1978). Perceiving Change. In H. Pick and E. Saltzman, Modes of Perceiving and Processing Information . Pages 187 - 204. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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Turvey, M. T., Shaw, R. & Mace, W. M. (1978). Issues in the Theory of Action: Degrees of Freedom, Coordinative Structures and Coalitions. In J. Requin, Attention and Performance VII . Pages 557 - 595. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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Turvey, M. T. & Shaw, R. (1979). The Primacy of Perceiving: An Ecological Reformulation of Perception for Understanding Memory. Pages 167 - 222. In L-G. Nilsson, Perspectives on Memory Research: Essays in Honor of Uppsala University's 500th Anniversary . Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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Shaw, R. E. & Cutting, J. E.(1980). Clues from an Ecological Theory of Event Perception. In U. Bellugi & M. Studdert - Kennedy , (eds.) Biological Constraints on Linguistic Form . pp. 57 - 84. Weinheim: Verlag Chemie pdf file
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Shaw, R. E. & Todd, J.(1980). Abstract machine theory and direct perception. [commentary on "Against Direct Perception" by Shimon Ullman] The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 3 400 - 401. pdf file
Shaw, R.& Turvey, M. T. (1981). Coalitions as models for Ecosystems: A Realist Perspective on Perceptual Organization. In M. Kubovy & J. Pomerantz, Perceptual Organization. Pages 343 - 415. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

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Shaw, R.& Turvey, M. T. (1981). Coalitions as models for Ecosystems: A Realist Perspective on Perceptual Organization. In M. Kubovy & J. Pomerantz, Perceptual Organization. Pages 343 - 415. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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Turvey, M. T., Shaw, R. E., Reed, E. S. & Mace, W. M. (1981). Ecological laws of perceiving and acting: In reply to Fodor and Pylyshyn. Cognition, 9, 237-304.
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Shaw, R., Turvey, M. T. & Mace, W. M. (1982). Ecological Psychology: The Consequence of a Commitment to Realism. In W. Weimer & D. Palermo, Cognition and the Symbolic Processes II. Pages 159 - 226. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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Shaw, R. & Warren, W. H., Jr. (1985). Events and Encounters as Units of Analysis for Ecological Psychology. In W. H. Warren, Jr. & R. E. Shaw, Persistence and Change: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Event Perception. pages 1 - 27. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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Kugler, P., Turvey, M., Carello, C., & Shaw, R. E. (1985). The physics of controlled collisions: A reverie about locomotion. In W. H. Warren, Jr. & R. E. Shaw, Persistence and Change: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Event Perception. pages 195 - 229. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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Shaw, R. & Alley, T. (1985). How to Draw Learning Curves: Their Use and Justification. In T. Johnston & A. Pietrewicz, Issues in the Ecological Study of Learning. pages 275 - 304. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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Mark, L., Shaw, R. E. & Pittenger, J. B. (1988). Natural Constraints, Scales of Analysis, and Information for the Perception of Growing Faces. In T. R. Alley, Social and Applied Aspects of Perceiving Faces. pages 11 - 49. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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Shaw, R. & Kinsella - Shaw, J. (1988). Ecological Mechanics: A Physical Geometry for Intentional Constraints. Human Movement Science, 7 155 - 200. Full Text
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Kugler, P. N. & Shaw. R. E. (1990). Symmetry and Symmetry-Breaking in Thermodynamic and Epistemic Engines: A Coupling ·of First and Second Laws. In H. Haken & M. Stadler, Synergetics of Cognition pages 296-331. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. Full Text
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Kugler, P. N. & Shaw. R. E., Vicente, K. J. and Kinsella-Shaw, J. (1990). Inquiry into intentional systems I: Issues in ecological physics . Psychological Research, 52 , 98-121. Full Text
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Shaw, R., Kugler, P. & Kinsella - Shaw, J. (1990). Reciprocities of Intentional Systems. In R. Warren & A. H. Wertheim, Perception & control of self-motion. pages 579-619 Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Full Text
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Shaw, R., Kadar, E., Sim, M. & Repperger, D. (1992). The Intentional Spring: A Strategy for Modeling Systems that Learn to Perform Intentional Acts. Journal of Motor Behavior, 24. 3 - 28. Full Text
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Shaw, R. Kadar, E. & Kinsella - Shaw, J. (1994). Modelling Systems with Intentional Dynamics: A Lesson from Quantum Mechanics. In K. Pribram (ed.) Origins: Brain & Self - Organization 53 - 101. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Full Text
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Shaw, R., Flascher, O. & Kadar, E. (1995). Dimensionless Invariants for Intentional Systems: Measuring the Fit of Vehicular Activities to Environmental Layout. In J. Flach, P. Hancock, J. Caird & K. Vicente Global Perspectives on the Ecology of Human - Machine Systems. Vol. 1 Pages 293 - 357. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Full Text
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Shaw, R., Flascher, O. & Mace, W. (1996). Dimensions of Event Perception. In W. Prinz & B. Bridgeman Handbook of Perception and Action Vol. 1 Pages 345 - 395. New York: Academic Press.
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Chan, T-C. & Shaw, R. E. (1996). What is Ecological Psychology? Psychologia, 39, 1 - 16.
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Shaw, R. E., Kadar, E. E. & Turvey, M. T. (1997). The job description of the cerebellum and a candidate model of its "tidal wave" function. [commentary on Braitenberg, V., Heck, D. & Sultan, F. "The detection and generation of sequences as a key to cerebellar function: Experiments and theory"] The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 20 265. pdf file
Barab, S., Cherkes - Julkowski, M., Swenson, R., Garrett, S., Shaw, R. E. & Young, M. (1999).Principles of self - organization: Learning as participation in autocatakinetic systems. The Journal of Learning Sciences, 8, 349 - 390. Full Text
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Kadar, E. & Shaw, R. E. (2000). Toward an Ecological Field Theory of Perceptual Control of Locomotion. Ecological Psychology, 12, 141 - 180. Full Text
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Shaw, R. E. (2001). Processes, Acts, and Experiences: Three Stances on the Problem of Intentionality. Ecological Psychology, 13, 275 - 314. Full Text
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Shaw, R. E. (2002). Theoretical Hubris and the Willingness to be Radical: An Open Letter to James J. Gibson . Ecological Psychology, 14, 235-247. Full Text
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Shaw, R. E. (2002). Intentional Dynamics of Situated Action. In Dynamics Systems Approach for Embodiment and Sociality. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Human and Artificial Systems.Fukui University, Japan, December 6-7, 77-86. Full Text
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Shaw, R. E. (2003). The Agent-Environment Interface: Simon's Indirect or Gibson's Direct Coupling? . Ecological Psychology, 15, 37-106. Full Text
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Shaw, R. E. & Mace, W. M. (2005). The Value of Oriented Geometry for Ecological Psychology and Moving Image Art. In J. D. Anderson & B. F. Anderson Moving Image Theory: Ecological Considerations, pages 28-47. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. Full Text
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Shaw, R. E. & Kinsella - Shaw, J. (2007). Could Optical “Pushes” Be Inertial Forces? A Geometro-Dynamical Hypothesis. Ecological Psychology, 19 (3) 305 - 320. Full Text
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Shaw, R. E. & Kinsella - Shaw, J. (2007). The Survival Value of Informed Awareness. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 14 (3) 137-154. Full Text
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Shaw, R. E. (2011). Ecological Realism as a Reaction to New Realism: Holt’s Legacy to Gibson. In E.P. Charles A New Look at New Realism: The Psychology and Philosophy of E. B. Holt New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. Full Text
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Shaw, R. E. & Kinsella-Shaw (2012). Hints of Intelligence from First Principles. Ecological Psychology, 24, 60 - 93. Full Text
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Shaw, R. E. & Kinsella-Shaw (in press). Intentional Quantum Dynamics: Entangling Choices and Goals. Full Text
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