Child Development Theorists

General Resources:

DATABASES

  1. Biography in Context Database
  2. Gale Virtual Reference Library
  3. General Reference Center Gold

WEBSITES

  1. http://allpsych.com/biographies/index.html (Biographies of some of the theorists)
  2. http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_feldman_developmen_4/30/7725/1977703.cw/index.html (More short biographies)
  3. http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_trawicksmith_earlychild_4/37/9576/2451707.cw/index.html
  4. http://www2.yk.psu.edu/~mer7/theorists.htm

Sigmund Freud

  1. http://www.iep.utm.edu/freud/
  2. http://www.freud.org.uk/education/topic/10567/about-psychoanalysis/

Jean Piaget

  1. http://www.piaget.org
  2. http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/profiles/p/jean-piaget.html (See “Sources in this Story” for additional sources.)

Lev Vygotsky

  1. http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/education/2009/september/What-Playtime-Means-to-Educators.html (See “Sources in this Story” for additional sources.)

Erik Erikson

  1. http://www.learningplaceonline.com/stages/organize/Erikson.htm
  2. http://allpsych.com/psychology101/social_development.html

B.F. Skinner

  1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bhskin.html
  2. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/behaviorism/

Urie Bronfenbrenner

  1. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/obituaries/articles/2005/09/29/urie_bronfenbrenner_theories_altered_approach_to_child_development_at_88/

Albert Bandura

  1. http://www.des.emory.edu/mfp/bandurabio.html
  2. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/51636/Albert-Bandura

Abraham Maslow

  1. http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/profiles/m/abraham-maslow.html (See “Sources in this Story” for additional sources.)
  2. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/bhmasl.html
  3. http://allpsych.com/personalitysynopsis/maslow.html

Arnold Gesell

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G2-3402800186.html?key=01-42160D527E1B10691102021F076601333554354F3E34710F720F0B60651B617F1371197357

Lawrence Kohlberg

  1. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G2-3403200355.html?key=01-42160D527E1B10691008021F056B02333554354F3E34710F720F0B60651B617F1371197357
  2. http://faculty.plts.edu/gpence/html/kohlberg.htm

Noam Chomsky

  1. http://chomsky.info/bios.htm

Mary Ainsworth

  1. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G2-3406000028.html?key=01-42160D527E1B1069150A021F066C0F333554354F3E34710F720F0B60651B617F1371197357
  2. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_g2602/is_0000/ai_2602000016/
  3. http://www.simplypsychology.org/mary-ainsworth.html

Print Resources

Theorists in Encyclopedia Brittanica

Sigmund Freud

Jean Piaget

Lev Vygotsky

Erik Erikson

B.F. Skinner

Albert Bandura

Abraham Maslow

Arnold Gesell

Lawrence Kohlberg

Noam Chomsky

Theorists in World Book

Sigmund Freud

Jean Piaget

B.F. Skinner

Urie Bronfenbrenner

Abraham Maslow

Arnold Gesell

Noam Chomsky