KORIAT, ASHER (1939– ), Israeli cognitive psychologist. Born in Morocco, Koriat immigrated to Israel in 1949. In 1965 he received his M.A. degree in psychology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in 1970 he received his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. From 1970 until 1976 he taught in the department of psychology at the Hebrew University. From 1976 he lectured at Haifa University and from 1981 until 1984 he was the head of the department of psychology there. In 1990 he became a professor. He was also a visiting professor in universities and research centers in the U.S., Canada, and Germany. He was head of the Center for Decision Making and Information Processing and the Minerva Center for Cognitive Processes and Human Performances as well as a member of various boards and societies. Among his research interests are memory organization; psychology of reading; spatial representation and transformation; metacognition; monitoring and control processes in learning and remembering; subjective experience; and memory accuracy and distortion. In 2002 he was awarded the Israel Prize for psychology.
[Shaked Gilboa (2nd ed.)]