Irwin D. Nahinsky, PhD

Irwin Nahinsky

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Louisville
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Irwin D. Nahinsky, PhD, Professor Emeritus with the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology.

With a focus on cognitive psychology, Dr. Nahinsky is recognized as professor emeritus for his work as a professor of psychology with the University of Louisville until 1993. Prior to joining the institution in 1970, he held various educational positions with the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas City. Early in his career, Dr. Nahinsky served as a research psychologist with the U.S. Navy and Oregon State Hospital, and he was recognized as a captain with the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years. Dr. Nahinsky attended the University of Minnesota, were he completed a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1952 and PhD in psychology in 1955. He maintains involvement with a wide range of industry organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Psychonomic Society and SABR.

Throughout his career, Dr. Nahinsky has received numerous research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as a research grant from the Army Research Institute. Noted for his persistence, Dr. Nahinsky became involved in his profession through his curiosity about human behavior and thinking. He considers one of the most satisfying aspects of his career his success solving problems in his research.

A respected authority in the field of scientific research, Dr. Nahinsky has been an author and coauthor of numerous written works in his areas of expertise. His most recent publications include “Parallel Interactive Processing as a Way to Understand Complex Information Processing: The Conjunction Fallacy and Other Examples,” “The Interaction Between Specific and General Information in Category Learning and Representation, Unitization and Parallel Interactive Processing,” and “How Learning One Category Influences the Learning of Another,” which were published in the American Journal of Psychology.

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