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Arnold Gesell (1285)

Child, developmental psychology, mental retardation, youth and family services
1880, Alma, Wisconsin, USA
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
  • 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.