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Robert Rescorla ’62

Robert, the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, died March 24, 2020.

A distinguished scholar of the psychology of animal learning, Bob received his Ph.D. from Penn, where he researched Pavlovian conditioning. He spent 15 years on the faculty at Yale before joining Penn, where he served as chair of psychology from 1985 to 1988 and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1994 to 1997. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1985 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008.

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