Major Work: "Mood and Memory," in American Psychologist (1981)
Gordon Bower is a cognitive psychologist specializing in experimental studies of human memory, language comprehension, emotion, and behavior modification. He received his Ph.D. in learning theory from Yale University in 1959 and has been on faculty at Stanford ever since.
He has been one of the nation's leading experimental psychologists and learning theorists. Dr. Bower's research on the role of emotion in learning is one of the driving forces behind the resurgence of interest among scientists in the study of emotion.