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Biographical information

Jerome Kagan is an American developmental psychologist, born in Newark, New Jersey, USA.


He studied at Rutgers and Yale, and did research in developmental psychology at Ohio's Fels Institute (1957-64) before taking up his teaching career at Yale


Main areas of interest

He conducted extensive research on child development and

Funded grants


Editorial board/consulting editor

Association affiliations

See also



  • Kagan, J. (1971) Change and Continuity in infancy, New York: John Wiley.
  • Kagan, J,(1971)Personal Development.
  • Kagan, J,(1978)Growth of the Child.
  • Kagan, J,(1982)The Nature of the Child.
  • Kagan, J and Lamb,S (1990)The Emergence of Morality in Young Children. University of Chicago Press ISBN 0226422321
  • Kagan, J & Snidman N,(2004)The Long Shadow of Temperament,Belknap Press.

ISBN 0674015517

Book Chapters


  • Kagan, J. (1970) The determinants of attention in the infant, American Scientist 58: 298-306.

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