4. Foundations for a Modern Science

The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial and Developmental Psychology after World War I

  1. Dennis Thompson,
  2. John D. Hogan and
  3. Philip M. Clark

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444355277.ch4

Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective

Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective

How to Cite

Thompson, D., Hogan, J. D. and Clark, P. M. (2012) Foundations for a Modern Science, in Developmental Psychology in Historical Perspective, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444355277.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167475

Online ISBN: 9781444355277



  • developmental psychology, after World War I;
  • Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial;
  • LSRM, and interdisciplinary work;
  • “the problems of child life”;
  • child study and parent education;
  • “child study laboratory”;
  • Hillis, and the Iowa Research Station;
  • child welfare institute, Minnesota;
  • parent education


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Lawrence K. Frank

  • Cora Bussey Hillis and the Iowa Research Station

  • The Big Institutes

  • Parent Education

  • Robert S. Woodworth, T. Wingate Todd, and the Formation of the Society for Research in Child Development

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References