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Out of Step with His Times: Arnold Gesell and the Yale Clinic

Alice Boardman Smuts

in Science in the Service of Children, 1893-1935

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108972
eISBN:
9780300128475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108972.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the 1920s, there were seven major child development institutes supported by philanthropy that made important contributions to the new field of child development. Of these seven, only one, the ... More


The Measure of Other People's Children

in Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327594
eISBN:
9780226328072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328072.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the history of adoption tests and research. It includes a case study of psychologist Arnold Gesell, whose Yale clinic evaluated many potential adoptees, and explores the ... More


The Right Place (and Persons) at the Right Time

Linda C. Mayes

in A Girl’s Childhood: Psychological Development, Social Change, and The Yale Child Study Center

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300117592
eISBN:
9780300210804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117592.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter examines the intellectual background and origins of the Yale Longitudinal Study (YLS). It begins with the establishment in 1911 of the Yale Psycho-Clinic for children at the Yale School ... More


The Sign Reads ‘Keep Out’

Jason Reid

in Get Out of My Room!: A History of Teen Bedrooms in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226409214
eISBN:
9780226409351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226409351.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the growing popularity of teen bedroom culture during the years following the Second World War. Although academically-trained child development experts continued to emphasize ... More


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