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Gesell test objects, United States, 1911-1939

Arnold Gesell (1880-1961) pioneered the study of normal child development. Gesell took ‘normal’ to be healthy children, based on comparison with other children. Gesell put children from newborns to six year-olds through filmed tests using these objects at his Yale clinic for Child Development in the United States. He established behaviour patterns using the observed results. For example, at 15 months a ‘normal’ child will build a tower of two blocks; at four years, a tower of ten.

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