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anderson-1.jpgProfessor Norman H. Anderson


Professor Emeritus Norman Anderson joined the fledging University of California, San Diego in 1965 and became one of the founding members of the Department of Psychology. Over the course of more than 50 years, many generations of students have benefited from his knowledge, guidance, and insight. His research, which focuses on the General Theory of Information Integration, is credited with opening up new horizons in psychology. 

Always interested in helping students, Dr. Anderson has invested much of his time and money for their benefit. He taught numerous graduate and undergraduate classes, earning him campus-recognized excellence in teaching. Through gifts, he has created a psychology student research and travel fund, and an endowed fellowship fund. These gifts help the Psychology Department offer valuable academic experiences. 

On August 17th, 2011, Dr. Norman Anderson was honored with the dedication of a 40-year-old Torrey Pine tree in the courtyard east of the McGill Psychology building. This tree is now decorated with a plaque to honor Dr. Anderson's support. 



Anderson Plaque        Anderson and Graduate Students