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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Bruce Bridgeman papers
    creator: Bridgeman, Bruce
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.362
    Physical Description: 5 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 2 cases)
    Physical Description: 1.668 GB (3,611 digital files)
    Date (inclusive): 1973-2016

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research. Audiovisual media is unavailable until reformatted. Digital files are available in the UCSC Special Collections and Archives reading room. Some files may require reformatting before they can be accessed. Technical limitations may hinder the Library's ability to provide access to some digital files. Access to digital files on original carriers is prohibited; users must request to view access copies. Contact Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access to audiovisual media and digital files.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. The publication or use of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user. For more information on copyright or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication.

    Preferred Citation

    Bruce Bridgeman papers. MS 362. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Transferred from Bridgeman's office at UCSC to Special Collections and Archives in 2017.

    Biographical / Historical

    Bruce Bridgeman (1944-2016) was an American neuroscientist and professor of Psychology and Psychobiology. His research focused on relationships between perception and action in the spatial domain.
    Bridgeman earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cornell University in 1967 and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1971. He joined the University of Californai Santa Cruz as an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Psychobiology in 1973, and retired in 2011 after a 38-year career in the UCSC Psychology Department. Bridgeman was also a guest professor at the Max-Planck Institute for Psychological Research in Munich throughout the 1990s, and the University of Padova in Italy in 2000. He authored over 350 publications, including Psychology and Evolution: The Origins of Mind (Sage Press, 2003), and served as the editor-in-chief of the international journal "Consciousness and Cognition." See Bridgeman's complete CV and list of publications in the biographical folder in box 1. Bridgeman was professionally active until his death in 2016. In honor of his life's work his family established the Professor Bruce Bridgeman, Ph.D. and Diane Bridgeman, Ph.D. fund to assist UC Santa Cruz graduate students in cognitive psychology who would not otherwise be able to fully afford the cost of their studies. More information about Bruce Bridgeman can be found at https://brucebridgeman.sites.ucsc.edu.

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains the professional papers of Bruce Bridgeman in his capacity as an educator and researcher. The majority of the materials consist of digital records of his teaching, research, writing, and administrative leadership activity at UC Santa Cruz from the 1990s to 2016. Also included are paper records relating to his teaching and activities as a member of the UCSC Psychology Board of Studies.

    Additional Collection Guide

    For inventories of the contents of Series 1: Digital Files, see the following guides:

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Neuropsychology -- Study and teaching (Higher)
    Bridgeman, Bruce
    University of California, Santa Cruz