Randall W. Engle
Georgia Institute of Technology
Social and Developmental Psychology and Education
Engle is a cognitive psychologist especially noted for the study of individual variation in capability for attention control, working memory capacity and fluid intelligence. For 30 years his research has demonstrated the importance of these concepts for a huge range of cognitive tasks. His methods for the assessment of working memory and attention control, freely downloadable, have been translated into a dozen languages and are used by researchers around the world. His work and that of others using his methods have led to the discovery of the importance of working memory and executive attention in thought, emotion, and behavior, broadly affecting most of human psychology.