Jerome Kagan Ph.D.
Dr. Kagan is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology. He has studied children and their development for over 45 years. Some of his more significant discoveries include: (1) a child’s personality in the first 4 to 5 years of life only weakly predicts his personality as an adult, (2) the universal appearance of a sense of self and of right and wrong during the second year, (3) the development of morality, and (4) the influence of a child’s temperamental biases on personality development. He has also written on the role of culture and history in shaping the beliefs and emotions of a community.
Dr. Kagan received his doctorate from Yale University in 1954.
Awards and Credentials
- Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences
- Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Distinguished Scientist Awards from the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research in Child Development
Recommended Reading List
- Three Seductive Ideas. Kagan, J. (1998). Harvard University Press.
- An Argument for Mind. Kagan, J. (2006). Yale University Press.
- What Is Emotion? Kagan, J. (2007) Yale University Press.