Jon Driver died suddenly on 28th November 2011. Jon was a wonderful individual; a loving son, husband, father and brother; and an irreplaceable friend and colleague.

This is a place for everyone who knew Jon to share our memories of him and through this to help celebrate his life.

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2 December 2011

from Manos Tsakiris

I first met Jon as a graduate student at UCL, and then at the ICN. Even though we never worked closely together, I feel privileged for having the opportunity to learn by his example, his way of dissecting experimental designs and his always friendly and supportive interactions with junior and senior members of our community. I remember Jon’s brisk walking, his gaze that took in everything, his thoughts expressed at the fastest possible pace but at no cost to precision or sharpness. Everyone who ever discussed with him would, at first, encounter a difficulty in catching up with Jon’s speed, and moments later would realize that Jon’s thinking ran faster than his speech could master.  His mind, restless, always raced to the next thought, doubt, question.  Thankfully for the current and future generations of psychologists, we are left with his always elegant, inspirational, and impressive body of work; imprinted, so that we can digest it at our own, always slower, pace.

Thank you Jon, for always taking the time to listen and advise.