The Mental Growth of the Pre-School Child: A Psychological Outline of Normal Development from Birth to the Sixth Year, Including a System of Developmental Diagnosis

Gesell, Arnold

Published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1925
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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x, 447 pp, preface, Part I. Introduction: 1. Introductory Summary; 2. The Significance of Pre-School Development; 3. Development and Duration; 4. TheScientific Study of Development. Part II. Norms of Development: 5. A Normative Investigation of Pre-School Development; 6. Psychological Materials and Apparatus; 7. Syllabus of Normative Items; 8. Norms of Motor Development; 9. Norms of Language Development; 10. Norms of Adaptive Beharior; 11. Norms of Personal-Social Behavior; 12. Action Photographs. Part III. Comparative Studies of Development: 13. The Foetus; 14. The Neonate; 15. An Outline of Pre-School Development; 16. Comparative Cross Sections of Development; 17. Four Months versus Six Months; 18. Six Months versus Nine Months; 19. Nine Months versus Twelve Months; 20. Twelve Months versus Eigthteen Months; 21. Eighteen Months versus Two Years; 22. Two Years versus Three Years; 23. Three Years versus Four Years; 24. Four Years versus Five Years; 25. The Comparative Aspect of Development; 26. Research Applications of the Comparative Method; 27. Developmental Correspondence in Twins; 28. Precocity and Superiority; 29. Retardation and Inferiorty. Part IV. Developmental Diagnosis and Supervision: 30. Normative and Clinical Psychology; 31. Devleopmental Schedules; 32. Normative Summaries; 33. General Clinical Procedure; 34. Differential and Descriptive Diagnosis; 35. Personality Record and the Parental Interview; 36. Clinical Phases of Child Adoption; 37. Developmental Supervision; 38. Developmental Diagnosis and Medicine; index and illustrated with two hundred action photographs. First Edition, 1925. "Arnold Lucius Gesell (1880-1961) was a psychologist and pediatrician who helped develop the field of child development. Gesell made use of the latest technology in his research. He used the newest in video and photography advancements. He also made use of one-way mirrors when observing children, even inventing the Gesell dome, a one-way mirror shaped as a dome, under which children could be observed without being disturbed. In his research he studied many children, including Kamala, the wolf girl. He also did research on young animals, including monkeys. As a psychologist, Gesell realized the vast importance of both nature and nurture. He cautioned others not to be quick to attribute mental disabilities to specific causes. He believed that many aspects of human behavior, such as handedness and temperament were heritable. He understood that children adapted to their parents as well as to one another. He thought that a nationwide nursery school system would benefit America." Inked name on ffep and pencilled notes on rear endpaper. Lightly soiled spots on top fore-edge corners front endpapers with age- toned text block edges, and thin 1" ink stain along fore-edge text block edge, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000970

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Title: The Mental Growth of the Pre-School Child: A...

Publisher: The Macmillan Company, New York

Publication Date: 1925

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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