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Eleanor Maccoby
Barbara Kimball Browning Professor of Psychology, Emerita

Dr. Eleanor E. Maccoby has been Professor of developmental psychology in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University since 1958, and is now emerita. She has also chaired the Stanford Psychology Department from 1973-1976. Her research and writing have focused on parent-child interaction, on gender differentiation in development, and on family organization and disorganization. She has received awards for distinguished scientific contributions from the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development and the American Educational Research Association, is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1993. Her writings include Patterns of Child Rearing (1957, with Sears and Levin), The Psychology of Sex Differences (1974, with Carol Jacklin), Social Development (1980), Dividing the Child: The Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody (1992, with Robert Mnookin), and The Two Sexes: Growing Up Apart, Coming Together (1998).

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