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Portraits of Pioneers in Developmental Psychology

Division 1 releases Volume 7 of this ground-breaking series that began in the mid-1970s, honoring colleagues that helped shape the field of psychology as we understand it today

By Donald A. Dewsbury, PhD

Portraits of Pioneers in Developmental Psychology
Edited by Wade E. Pickren, Donald A. Dewsbury, and Michael Wertheimer
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 978-1-84872-896-7
Publisher: Psychology Press

The Portraits of Pioneers in Psychology series is published under the sponsorship of The Society for General Psychology, Division 1 of the APA.

The history of the Portraits series was described in the Preface to Volume 1. Briefly, the project began with a series of convention presentations at regional meetings and the annual APA convention, where psychologists discussed various eminent predecessors using a variety of formats. Because these addresses were so popular, the Division 1 Executive Committee initiated published versions of these talks. The series gradually evolved into a set of more formal chapters.

There were six volumes published jointly by APA Books and Lawrence Erlbaum. After the sixth, Erlbaum was taken over by Taylor and Francis publishers who sought volumes with more focused themes. Thus, the just-released Volume 7, edited by Wade E. Pickren, Donald A. Dewsbury, and Michael Wertheimer, focuses on developmental psychology.

Volume 7 of the Portraits series highlights the impact of 16 developmental psychologists who made momentous contributions to their field: Mamie Phipps Clark, Robert W. White, Lois Barclay Murphy, Florence Goodenough, John Paul Scott, Jean Piaget, Charlotte Buhler, Heinz Werner, Lev Vygotsky, J. McVicker Hunt, Helena Antipoff, Arnold Gesell, Lawrence Kohlberg, Roger Barker, Eleanor "Jackie" Gibson, and Sidney Bijou.

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