Arnold Gesell's Maturation Theory

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Arnold Lucias Gesell is an American psychologist and pediatrician born on June 21, 1880 in Alma, Wisconsin, U.S. His parents valued Education, which then made Gesell decide that he wanted to become a teacher and so he did. He graduated from Wisconsin University in 1903 and became a high school teacher and principal. Later on, he entered graduate school at Clark University, where he received a Ph.D. degree in 1906. He then studied Medicine at Yale in order to do a research in child development and received an M.D. in 1915. He started off his career at the Los Angelos State Normal School by teaching psychology and child hygiene. He joined the faculty as an assistant professor of Education in 1911 and directed the Yale clinic of Child Development until 1948. Since then he continued his work as the director of the famous Gesell Institute of Child Development in New Haven, Connecticut. Unfortunately, after his countless accomplishments he died in New Haven, Connecticut on May 29, 1961 at the age of 80.

Gesell’s Maturation Theory focuses on maturity, environmental influences and on physical and mental development. As children grow up and become
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