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Jerome Bruner
Bruner pictured in the Chanticleer 1936, as a junior at Duke University
BornJerome Seymour Bruner
October 1, 1915
New York City, New York, United States
DiedJune 5, 2016 (aged 100)
Manhattan, New York, United States
ResidenceNew York, United States
Known forContributions to cognitive psychology and educational psychology
Coining the term "scaffolding"
Notable awardsBalzan Prize (1987), CIBA Gold Medal for Distinguished Research Distinguished Scientific Award of the American Psychological Association

Jerome Seymour Bruner (October 1, 1915 – June 5, 2016) was an American psychologist. He was known for his works to human cognitive psychology and cognitive learning theory in educational psychology.

Bruner was a senior research fellow at the New York University School of Law. He received a B.A. in 1937 from Duke University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1941.[1]


  1. President and Fellows of Harvard College (2007). "About the Department". The Department of Psychology, Harvard University. Retrieved 15 December 2011. 

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