Henry Markovitz, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D
Professor of Psychology
University of Quebec at Montral
2005-present Professor, Professor, Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal
2003-2005 Professor, Psychology Department, University of Plymouth
1987-2003 Professor, Professor, Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal
1983-1987 Regular Professor, Psychology, University of Quebec at Montreal
1981-1983 Substitute Professor, Education, University of Quebec at Montreal
1981 Ph.D. University of Montreal [Developmental Psychology]
1974 Sussex University MSc [Experimental psychology]
1970 McGill University B.Sc. [Joint Honours: Mathematics and physics]
Associate Editor, Thinking and Reasoning, (2011-2016)
Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (2009-2013)
Associate Editor, European Journal of Cognitive Psychology (2005-2008)
Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology (2004-2008)
Editorial Board, Thinking and Reasoning (2003- )
Member, NSERC psychology grants review committee (Canada): 2005-2008; 2012-2015
Visiting scholar, Harvard University Graduate School of Education (2001-2002)
Vice-President, Jean Piaget Society (1992–1995)
Board of Governors, Jean Piaget Society (1989-1992; 1999–2002)
President: FCAR, psychology grants review committee, Quebec (1993–1995)
Member: FCAR, psychology grants review committee, Quebec (1990–1992, 1996-98)
President, provincial committee in charge of revising scholarship programs (1997-1999)
Director of Graduate studies, Psychology Department, Université du Québec à Montréal (1987–1991)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (Individual): 1984-2016
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (with Joyce Benenson): 2000-2003: 2006-2017
ESRC (UK) (with S. Handley): 2004-2006
FCAR (Quebec provincial team grants): 1985-2005
Publications (small sample)
Markovits, H. (in press). The development of abstract reasoning. In P. Barrouillet (Ed.) Reasoning and development, Psychology Press.
Markovits, H. (in press). Model-based reasoning. In N. Seel (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Sciences
Markovits, H. & Brunet, M.-L. (2013). Priming divergent thinking promotes logical reasoning in 6- to 8-year olds: But only for high SES students. Journal of Cognitive Psychology.
Markovits, H. & Doyon, C. (2011). Using analogy to improve abstract conditional reasoning in adolescents: Not as easy as it looks. European Journal of Psychology of Education.
Markovits, H. & Barrouillet, P. (2002). The development of conditional reasoning: A mental model account.Developmental Review, 22(1), 5-36.
Markovits, H., Vachon, R. (1990). Conditional reasoning, representation and level of abstraction.Developmental Psychology, 26, 942-951. reprinted in J. D. Demetre (Ed.). An Introductory Reader in Developmental Psychology, Greenwich University Press: Kent, UK, 1995.
Markovits, H. (1986). The curious effect of using drawings in conditional reasoning problems. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 17, 81‑87.
Benenson, J. F., Rivard, R., & Markovits, H. (2010). Food Availability Differentially Influences Young Males’ and Females’ Cognitive Processes in Accordance with Sexual Selection Theory. Biology Letters, 6, 250-252.
Markovits, H., Vachon, R. (1989). Reasoning with contrary‑to‑fact propositions, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 47, 398-412.
Markovits, H. & Handley, S. (2005). Is Inferential Reasoning Just Probabilistic Reasoning In Disguise?Memory and Cognition, 33(7), 1315-1323.