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Encyclopedia > Urie Bronfenbrenner

Urie Bronfenbrenner (April 29, 1917-September 25, 2005) was a renowned psychologist and a co-founder of the U.S. national Head Start program. At the time of his death, he was a professor emeritus of Human Development and of Psychology at Cornell University. April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A psychologist is a scientist who studies psychology, the systematic investigation of the human behaviour and mental processes. ... ... Head Start is a program of the US governments Department of Health and Human Services which focuses on assisting three- and four-year-old children from low-income families. ... A professor is a senior teacher and researcher, usually in a college or university. ... Human development is the physical and mental process of growing from a one-celled zygote to an adult human being. ... Psychology (ancient Greek: psyche = soul or mind, logos/-ology = study of) is an academic and applied field involving the study of mind and behavior. ... Cornell University is a research university based in Ithaca, New York. ...

External links

  • Urie Bronfenbrenner's Web Site
  • Cornell News Release on Bronfenbrenner's Death

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