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Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

David Henry Feldman

Professor

David Henry Feldman

Professor

Phone 617-627-3355
105 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Biography: 

Current Projects

The growth and development of cultural knowledge domains, studies in cultural genetic epistemology. Studies of child prodigies and savants.

Education: 
Ph.D., Stanford University
M.A., Stanford University
Ed.M., Harvard University
A.B., University of Rochester
Expertise: 

Cognitive development; developmental theory; creativity; intellectual development; developmental transitions; expertise; extreme giftedness and creativity; educational and developmental theory

Selected Publications and Presentations: 

Feldman, D.H. (2012). "Cognitive development in childhood: A contemporary perspective." In R.M. Lerner, M.A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.), Handbook of psychology 2nd edition: Vol.6: Developmental psychology (pp. 289-316). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Feldman, D.H., Abo-Zena, M., Roeser, R.W., & Warren, A.E.A. (2012). "When beliefs fit and they don't: Religious conversion, spirituality, and positive youth development." In A.E.A. Warren, R.M. Lerner, & E. Phelps (Eds.), Thriving and spirituality among youth: Research perspectives and future possibilities (pp. 129-166)a. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Feldman, D.H. & Morelock, M.J. (2011). "Prodigies and savants." In R. Sternberg & S. Kaufman (Eds), Handbook of Intelligence (pp. 210-234). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Feldman, D.H. (2008). "'Darwin? Lamarck? Piaget?: All of the Above?' Commentary on Joe Becker." Human Development, 51, 3, 196-201.

Feldman, D.H. & Benjamin, A. (2004). "Piaget's stages: The unfinished symphony of cognitive development." New Ideas in Psychology, 22, 3, 175-231.

Feldman, D.H. & Benjamin, A. (2004). "Going backward to go forward: The critical role of regressive movement in cognitive development." Journal of Cognition and Development, 5, 97-102.

Feldman, D.H. (2003). "Cognitive development in early childhood." In R. Lerner, A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.), Developmental Psychology (pp. 195-210). New York: John Wiley.

Feldman, D.H.(2000). "Figurative and operative processes in the development of artistic talent." Human Development, 43, 60-64.

Feldman, D.H. (2003). "The creation of multiple intelligences theory: A study in high level thinking." In V. John-Steiner & K. Sawyer (Eds.), Development and creativity (pp. 139-185. New York: Oxford University Press.

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