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Introduction

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Our website is tracing the history of child psychology.  We will delve into the areas of attachment, intelligence testing, cognitive and moral development as well as psychoanalysis.  Throughout this web site you will explore these different areas and learn about how these theories impacted the development of child psychology.

Child Psychology at its best!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EjJsPylEOY

The Marshmallow Experiment is a famous test of this concept conducted by Walter Mischel at Stanford University and discussed by Daniel Goleman in his popular work. In the 1960s, a group of four-year olds were given a marshmallow and promised another, only if they could wait 20 minutes before eating the first one. Some children could wait and others could not. The researchers then followed the progress of each child into adolescence, and demonstrated that those with the ability to wait were better adjusted and more dependable (determined via surveys of their parents and teachers), and scored an average of 210 points higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

 

 

 

 

20th Century Child Psychology Timeline

 

1905

1916

1920

1949

1959

1968

1969

1969

1978

Binet-Simon

Scale

Stanford-Binet

Scale

Freud’s Psychosexual Stages

WISC

Scale

Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development

Erikson psychosocial development

Harlow’s

Rheus Monkey Experiment

Bowlby’s Attachment Theory

Ainsworth’s Patterns of Attachment