Friday, January 15, 2010

20 Studies that Revolutionized Child Psychology

In the early 2000's, Wallace Dixon conducted a survey of over 1,500 members of the Society for Research in Child Development on studies they thought revolutionized child psychology. Dixon went on the write a book on his results (see below for more information) detailing each of the twenty studies.

His original list as published in the April 2002 issue of Development can be found at

In my mind, Dixon's list provides an excellent guide as to which developmental studies/theories we should be covering in our high school (AP or grade level) psychology courses.

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