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Gavriel Salomon is an educational psychologist noted for his work on cognition and instruction, in particular the cognitive effects of media's symbol systems, transfer of learning, organizational change, and the design of cognitive tools and technology-afforded learning environments.

He is the author of Interaction of Media, Cognition and Learning (1979), Communication and Education (1981) and Technology and Education in the Information Age, as well as many articles in peer-reviewed research journals.

Salomon earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology and communication from Stanford University (1968).

He has taught at several universities in Israel, Mexico, and the United States.


  • Perkins, D. N., & Salomon, G. (1992). Transfer of learning. International Encyclopedia of Education (2nd ed.). Oxford, UK: Pergamon Press.