Ames, Louise Bates.

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Child psychologist and educator. Born 1908; died 1996.

From the description of Louise Bates Ames papers, 1915-1996 (bulk 1950-1975). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981093

Biographical Note

  • 1908, Oct. 29: Born, Portland, Maine
  • 1930: Married Smith Whittier Ames (divorced 1937) B.A., University of Maine, Orono, Maine
  • 1933: M.A., University of Maine, Orono, Maine
  • 1933 - 1936 : Research secretary and personal assistant to Arnold Gesell, Clinic of Child Development, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1936: Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1938: Produced first film, "How Behavior Grows: The Sequential Patterning of Prone Progression"
  • 1940 - 1944 : Instructor, Clinic of Child Development, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1943: Published with Arnold Gesell, Frances Lillian Ilg, and Janet Learned Infant and Child in the Culture of Today: The Guidance of Development in Home and Nursery School (New York: Harper & Brothers. 405 pp.)
  • 1944 - 1950 : Assistant Professor and curator of the Yale Films of Child Development, Clinic of Child Development, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1946: Published with Arnold Gesell, Frances Lillian Ilg, and Glenna E. Bullis Child from Five to Ten (New York: Harper & Brothers. 458 pp.)
  • 1950: Founded with Frances Lillian Ilg the Gesell Institute of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1950 - 1968 : Director of research and secretary-treasurer, Gesell Institute of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1951 - 1973 : Coauthor of syndicated newspaper column Child Behavior (after 1962 called Parents Ask)
  • 1952 - 1955 : Weekly television series, Child Behavior
  • 1960 - 1961 : Weekly television series, The Gesell Institute Reports: Your Child and You
  • 1965: Published with Frances Lillian Ilg School Readiness: Behavior Tests Used at the Gesell Institute (New York: Harper & Row. 396 pp.)
  • 1968: Associate director and chief psychologist, Gesell Institute of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1970: Published Child Care and Development (Philadelphia: Lippincott Co. 426 pp.)
  • 1971 - 1977 : Codirector, Gesell Institute of Child Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1973: Published Rorschach Responses in Old Age (New York: Brunner/Mazel. 219 pp.)
  • 1974: Published with Joan Ames Chase Don't Push Your Pre-schooler (New York: Harper & Row. 212 pp.)
  • 1976: Published series on child development with Frances Lillian Ilg, beginning with Your Two-Year-Old: Terrible or Tender (New York: Delacorte Press. 149 pp.)
  • 1978: Gesell Institute of Child Development, New Haven, Conn., renamed Gesell Institute of Human Development, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1989: Published Arnold Gesell: Themes of His Work (New York: Human Sciences Press. 334 pp.)
  • 1990: Reaffiliation of the Gesell Institute of Human Development with Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1991: Lecturer, Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1996, Oct. 31: Died, Cincinnati, Ohio

From the guide to the Louise Bates Ames Papers, 1915-1989, (bulk 1950-1975), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Arnold Gesell Papers, 1870-1971, (bulk 1910-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Louise Bates Ames Papers, 1915-1989, (bulk 1950-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Gesell, Arnold, 1880-1961. Papers of Arnold Gesell, 1870-1971 (bulk 1910-1950). Library of Congress
creatorOf Ames, Louise Bates. Louise Bates Ames papers, 1915-1996 (bulk 1950-1975). Library of Congress
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Bates, Annie E. person
associatedWith Bates family. family
associatedWith Bates family. family
correspondedWith Chase, Joan Ames person
correspondedWith Culbertson, James T. (James Thomas), 1911- person
correspondedWith Dodson, Fitzhugh, 1923- person
correspondedWith Elicker, Paul H. person
associatedWith Gesell, Arnold, 1880-1961. person
correspondedWith Gesell, Gerhard Alden, 1910-1993 person
associatedWith Gesell Institute of Child Development. corporateBody
associatedWith Ilg, Frances L. (Frances Lillian), 1902-1981. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Eric W. person
correspondedWith Lye, Len, 1901-1980 person
correspondedWith Mead, Margaret, 1901-1978 person
correspondedWith Métraux, Guy S. (Guy Serge) person
correspondedWith Métraux, Ruth W. person
correspondedWith Métraux, Ruth W. person
correspondedWith Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003 person
correspondedWith Packard, Vance, 1914-1996 person
correspondedWith Pitcher, Evelyn Goodenough person
correspondedWith Slosson, Richard L. person
correspondedWith Slosson, Richard L. person
correspondedWith Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998 person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare. corporateBody
associatedWith White House Conference on Children (1970 : Washington, D.C.) corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Child Study Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Clinic of Child Development. corporateBody
associatedWith Zingg, Robert M. (Robert Mowry), 1900-1957. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Connecticut--New Haven
Subject
Mental health facilities--Connecticut--New Haven
Mental health facilities
Child development
Advice columns
Child psychology
Occupation
Child psychologists
Educators
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Birth 1908-10-29

Death 1996-10-31

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