Gesell, Arnold, 1880-1961

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1880-06-21
Death 1961-05-29
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Psychologist and educator. Full name: Arnold Lucius Gesell.

From the description of Papers of Arnold Gesell, 1870-1971 (bulk 1910-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78709411

Biographical Note

  • 1880, June 21: Born Alma, Wisc.
  • 1893 - 1896 : Attended Alma High School, Alma, Wisc.
  • 1896 - 1899 : Attended Stevens Point Normal School, Stevens Point, Wisc.
  • 1899 - 1901 : Taught at Stevens Point High School, Stevens Point, Wisc.
  • 1901 - 1903 : Attended University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.; B.Ph. degree
  • 1903 - 1904 : Principal, Chippewa Falls High School, Chippewa Falls, Wisc.
  • 1904 - 1906 : Attended Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
  • 1908 - 1910 : Professor of psychology, Los Angeles State Normal School, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • 1909: Married Beatrice Chandler
  • 1915: M.D., Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Appointed Professor of Child Hygiene, Yale Medical School, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1911 - 1948 : Founder and director of Yale Juvenile-Psycho Clinic, later the Yale Clinic of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1915 - 1919 : School psychologist, Connecticut State Board of Education
  • 1919 - 1921 : Member, Connecticut Commission on Child Welfare
  • 1922 - 1936 : Director, American Psychological Association
  • 1924: Gesell's first film, The Mental Growth of the Pre-School Child, made by Pathé
  • 1925: Published Mental Growth of the Pre-School Child. New York: Macmillan
  • 1928 - 1930 : Established Photographic Research and Film Library, Yale Clinic of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1928 - 1940 : Director, American Child Health Association
  • 1928 - 1948 : Attending pediatrician, New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1930: Became a member of Board of Permanent Officers, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn. Initiated program to produce Yale Films of Child Development
  • 1932 - 1948 : Chairman, Department of Child Development, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1943: Published Infant and Child in the Culture of Today. New York, London: Harper and Bros.
  • 1946: Published The Child from Five to Ten. New York, London: Harper and Bros.
  • 1948: Retired as professor of child hygiene and director, Yale Clinic of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1948 - 1950 : Research associate, Child Vision Research, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1948 - 1952 : Research associate, Harvard Pediatric Study
  • 1950 - 1958 : Research consultant, Gesell Institute of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1952: President, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy
  • 1956: Published Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen. New York: Harper
  • 1961, May 29: Died, New Haven, Conn.

From the guide to the Arnold Gesell Papers, 1870-1971, (bulk 1910-1950), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Mental health facilities
  • Motion pictures in education
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • German Americans--Cultural assimilation
  • Nature and nurture
  • Clinical child psychology
  • Child development
  • Mental health facilities--Connecticut--New Haven

Occupations:

  • Psychologists
  • Educators

Places:

  • Germany (as recorded)
  • Connecticut--New Haven (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)