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Arnold Gesell (1277)

Interests
Child, developmental psychology, mental retardation, youth and family services
Profession
Psychologist
Nationality
American
Born
1880, Alma, Wisconsin, USA
Died
1961, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Short Biography
Arnold Lucius Gesell (21 June 1880 - 29 May 1961) was a psychologist and pediatrician who helped develop the field of child development. Gesell was born in Alma, Wisconsin, whose dysgenic qualities Gesell later analysed in The Village of a Thousand ... Show more | More at Wikipedia
Education
  • BPh University of Wisconsin, 1903
  • PhD Clark University, 1906
  • MD Yale University, 1915
Appointments & Honors
  • Director, Yale Clinic of Child Development, 1911-48
  • Hon. DSc, Clark University, 1930, University of Wisconsin, 1953
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, AAAS, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • President, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy, 1952-3
  • Vice-President, Association Internationale pour la Protection de l'Enfance
  • Member, Connecticut Commission on Child Welfare, 1919-21, National Research Council, 1937-40, Executive Committee, Connecticut Society for Mental Hygiene, White House Conference on Child Health and Protection, White House Conference on Childhood in a Democracy
  • National Lectureship, Society of Sigma Xi, 1949
  • Recipient, Laureate, Kappa Delta Phi, 1958
Principal Publications
  • 1929 Leaming and growth in identical infant twins: An experimental study by the method of co-twin control. Genetic Psychology Monographs, 6, 1-124 (withH. Thompson).
  • 1929 Maturation and infant behaviour patterns. Psychological Review, 36, 307-19.
  • 1938 Scientific approaches to the study of the human mind. Science, 88, 225-30.
  • 1939 Reciprocal interweaving in neuromotor development. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 70, 161-80.
  • 1940 The First Five Years of Life. Harper (with C. Amatruda, L. Ames, B. Castner, H. Halverson, F. Ilg and H. Thompson).
  • 1941 Developmental Diagnosis. Haeber (with C. Amatruda).
  • 1943 Infant and Child in the Culture of Today. Harper (with F. Ilg).
  • 1945 The Embryology of Behavior. Harper (with C. Amatruda).
  • 1946 The Child from Five to Ten. Harper (with F. Ilg.)
  • 1946 The ontogenesis of infant behavior. In L. Carmichael (ed.), Manual of Child Psychology. Wiley.