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Miller earns APA award for lifetime contribution

Princeton's George Miller , a pioneer in cognitive science, was presented with the American Psychological Association's 2003 Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology Award. He received the honor Aug. 7 at the APA's annual convention in Toronto.

Miller is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology Emeritus. An APA president in 1969, he has been an innovator in the study of language and cognition, helping to establish psycholinguistics as an independent field of research in psychology.

He was a co-founder of the Harvard Center for Cognitive Studies in 1960 and helped to create the Princeton Cognitive Science Laboratory in 1986. His work in psycholinguistic theories led him to become the principal investigator in the development of WordNet , an online lexical database based at Princeton. Miller, who taught at Princeton from 1979 to 1990, was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by the University in 1996 for opening "the way to the mind's new sciences of psycholinguistics and cognitive psychology."

Miller received the National Medal of Science in 1991, the highest scientific honor awarded by the United States.

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