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Guide to the Robert Richardson Sears Papers
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Description
These papers document his professional career as teacher and researcher in child psychology. Included are correspondence, memos, research data, manuscripts, course materials, students' papers, grant files, reports, speeches, minutes, and articles. Subjects include his books PATTERNS OF CHILDREARING and IDENTIFICATION IN CHILD REARING; the Kansas City thumb sucking study; research on gifted children; research for a psychological study of Mark Twain; and his affiliations with the American Psychological Association, the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences.
Background
Professor of psychology at Stanford, 1953-1974, and Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, 1961-1970, Sears earned his a.b. at Stanford in 1929 and his Ph.D. at Yale in 1932. Before joining the Stanford faculty, he taught at the University of Iowa, where he directed the Child Welfare Research Station, and at Harvard, where he was also director of the Laboratory of Human Development.Professor of psychology at Stanford, 1953-1974, and Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, 1961-1970, Sears earned his a.b. at Stanford in 1929 and his Ph.D. at Yale in 1932. Before joining the Stanford faculty, he taught at the University of Iowa, where he directed the Child Welfare Research Station, and at Harvard, where he was also director of the Laboratory of Human Development.
Extent
48.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
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