Obituary, Arthur T. Jersild (1902-1994)

Bloom, Lois

Arthur T. Jersild, a member of the faculty of Teachers College, Columbia University from 1930 to 1967, was a widely respected psychologist and one of the forebears of the study of child and adolescent development. The emphasis in his research was on the importance of thoughts, feelings, and especially the “self” in the inner life of the developing child. His teaching and writing were dedicated to the idea that “research and teaching should give more attention than usually has been devoted to the subjective dimensions of human existence.”


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August 13, 2018