Urie Bronfenbrenner

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Urie Bronfenbrenner

Cornell UniversityPsychology & MusicHarvard UniversityM.A. Developmental PsychologyUniversity of MichiganPhD

Urie BronfenbrennerApril 29, 1917 - September 25, 2005




Ecological Systems Theoryexplains how everything in a child and the child's environment affects how a child grows and develops.Head Start (co-founder)Education program for low-income children and their families aimed at stopping the cycle of poverty.

Russian-born American psychologist, known for his work in child development. Bronfenbrenner was one of the first psychologists to adopt a holistic perspective on human development. Bronfenbrenner emphasized the importance of the social environments in which children are raised, and his work led to new directions in research and in the design of programs and policies affecting the well-being of children and families.


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