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David  Elkind

David Elkind

Psychologist & Author

Biography

Dr. David Elkind is currently Professor Emeritus of Child Development at Tufts University in Medford, MA. He was formerly Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Education at the University of Rochester. Dr. Elkind obtained his doctorate at U.C.L.A. and then spent a year as David Rapaport's research assistant at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA. In 1964-65 he was a National Science Foundation Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at Piaget's Institut d' Epistemologie Genetique in Geneva. His research has been in the areas of perceptual, cognitive and social development where he has attempted to build upon the research and theory of Jean Piaget. Read More >

Dr. Elkind's bibliography now numbers well over 450 items and includes research, theoretical articles, book chapters and 18 books. In addition he has published more popular pieces such as children's stories in Jack and Jill, biographies of famous psychologists in the New York Times Magazine, as well as presentations of his own work in journals such as Good Housekeeping, Parade and Psychology Today. Perhaps Dr. Elkind is best known for his popular books, The Hurried Child, All Grown Up and No Place to Go, and Miseducation. Grandparenting: Understanding Today's Children was published in November 1989. Parenting Your Teenager and three additional books; Images of the Young Child; Understanding Your Child and Sympathetic Understanding of the Child: Birth to Sixteen appeared in 1993. Ties That Stress: The New Family Imbalance was published in 1994. A second edition of All Grown Up and No Place to Go and Reinventing Childhood: Raising and Educating Children in a Changing World appeared in 1998. A third edition of The Hurried Child was published in 2001. His newest book, published in January 2007, is The Power of Play: Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child in a Stressful World.

Dr. Elkind is a member of some ten professional organizations, is on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals, and is a consultant to state education departments, as well as to government agencies and private foundations. He lectures extensively in the US, Canada and abroad. He has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Morning News, 20/20, and Oprah. He has been profiled in People and Boston Magazine and was a Contributing Editor to Parents Magazine. Dr. Elkind also co-hosted the Lifetime television series, Kids These Days. He is a past President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Read Less ^

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The Hurried Child

All Grown Up and No Place to Go

Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk

Children in Crisis

The Power of Play: Rearing Healthy Children in a Stressful World

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