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In memoriam: K. Alison Clarke-Stewart

K. Alison Clarke-Stewart studied the influence of the social environment on child development.

K. Alison Clarke-Stewart passed away on Feb. 23, 2014. She completed her BA (1965, psychology and zoology) and MA (1967, psychology) at the University of British Columbia and her PhD at Yale University (1972, developmental psychology). She was on faculty at the University of Chicago from 1975-1983. She was a research professor and professor emerita of psychology & social behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Social Ecology.

Clarke-Stewart spent her career studying the influence of the social environment on child development. She examined outcomes of divorce and custody, effects of nonparental child care, influences of parenting strategies and behavior and children's suggestibility and eyewitness testimony. She was also an active part of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Early Child Care Research Network. She wrote numerous books (some translated into multiple languages), monographs and articles that were highly respected and widely cited. Her empirical and theoretical insight and generative concern for the field and its application will be greatly missed.