John Jonides

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John Jonides
Born (1947-12-08) December 8, 1947 (age 71)
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1975)
Spouse(s)Linda K. Jonides
Awards2011 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science
Scientific career
FieldsCognitive neuroscience
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
ThesisAnatomy of an anomaly: The category-effect in visual search (1975)
Doctoral advisorHenry Gleitman

John Jonides (born December 8, 1947)[1] is an American cognitive neuroscientist and psychologist. He is the Edward E. Smith Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. He has been a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science since 1995 and of the Society of Experimental Psychologists since 1996.[2] He is known for his research on the malleability of human intelligence,[3] and on the effects of Facebook use on happiness and life satisfaction.[4][5] In 2011, he received the Association for Psychological Science's William James Fellow Award.[6]


  1. ^ "John Jonides Curriculum Vitae". University of Michigan. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  2. ^ "John Jonides". U-M LSA Department of Psychology. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  3. ^ Hurley, Dan (2012-04-22). "Can You Make Yourself Smarter?". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  4. ^ Hu, Elise (2013-08-19). "Facebook Makes Us Sadder And Less Satisfied, Study Finds". NPR. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  5. ^ Chappellet-Lanier, Tajha (2015-02-04). "Does Facebook Cause Depression? Depends On How You Use It". NPR. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  6. ^ "2011 William James Fellow Award". Association for Psychological Science. Retrieved 2018-07-24.

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