Born October 29, 1908 in Portland, Louise Bates Ames was a developmental and educational psychologist.

On this day (October 29), 1908, Louise Bates Ames was born in Portland, she was a developmental and educational psychologist.
Ames attended Portland public schools throughout her elementary and high school education. Here she developed an interest in debate, history, and literature, and dreamed of becoming a lawyer like her father.
Although she intended to pursue law, an undergraduate course in psychology piqued Ames's interest, and in 1930 she graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor's degree. in psychology. Ames earned a master's degree in psychology from the University of Maine in 1933.
In 1933, she joined the Yale Child Development Clinic as a research assistant to Arnold Gesell . Ames worked at the clinic from 1933 to 1948, co-authoring several papers with Gesell, and she received her Ph.D. from her. she from Yale University in 1936 in experimental psychology. His dissertation, The Sequential Pattern of Prone Progression in the Human Infant, was published as a journal article in 1937. The article explored babies' transition to crawling or "prone progression".
In 1938, Ames made the first of several films on child development. Produced for Encyclopedia Films, How Behavior Grows: The Sequential Patterning of Prone Progression was adapted from his dissertation on prone progression in infants.
In 1951, Ames and Ilg started a newspaper column, Child Behavior . The question-and-answer column included written questions from parents and counseled them with a view to the psychology of child development. The column ran for several years, leading to her popular book, also titled Child Behavior (1981). In 1962, Bates and Ilg renamed the column Parents Ask, which was the title of another best-selling book they published together that year. At the same time, Bates also worked on a weekly half-hour television show called Child Behavior.
As a curiosity, comment that Louise Bates Ames said: “Avoid getting angry at the demands and rigidities of your son. Try to see these behaviors not as meanness or rebellion, but rather as immaturity. Try to appreciate the wonder and complexity of growing behavior, even when it causes you problems."
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- Hello, we are going to have the group therapy session
- Now, one by one, say your name and some characteristic that you think defines you
- You start
- My name is Ana, I'm a doctor because I like people to be healthy.
- My name is Roberto. I am an architect because I like people to live in beautiful houses.
- My name is Maria I'm a long-distance runner because I love records
- next
- My name is Peter. I'm a sexologist because I love making love
- next
- My name is Carla...
- and?
-until now she thought she was a conductor
- and?
- But I just found out I'm a sexologist!
- how?
- I love making love too!

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