Oral History Project

Launched 25 years ago, the Oral History Project of SRCD is now available on this website to members of the Society as well as other interested scholars.  Interviews of major figures in the fields of child development and child psychology, as well as other related fields, are included in the collection. Each person was interviewed by someone whom he/she selected, and the recordings were then transcribed, edited for accuracy, and approved before inclusion in the collection.  Some scholars in this project are now deceased, while others are alive and well; many played key roles in the governance or service of SRCD.  There are many interviews that are in different stages of the Oral History Project. Should you have any quesitons please contact Stephanie Custer (scuster@srcd.org). 

Oral History Project Poster

[click here] to view a list of interviewees. 

The transcripts in this project should be of interest for a variety of reasons, including instruction both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Scholars interested in historical roots and trends in the field and those concerned about the emergence of research, policy, and practice concerning children and families will find a wealth of informative history in these interview transcripts.  

Be sure to visit APS's Inside the Psychologist's Studio, which offers video interviews with legends in the field of psychological science, including a recent interview with developmental psychologist Annette Karmiloff-Smith

** Most recent additions

Mary Ainsworth: Interview / CV Jerome Kagan: Interview / CV
Janet Wilde Astington: Interview / CV Tracy Kendler: Interview / CV
Kathryn E. Barnard: Interview / CV Akira Kobasigawa: Interview / CV
Joanna Blake: Interview / CV Robert Levine: Interview / CV
Jack Block: Interview / CV Lewis P. Lipsitt: Interview / CV
Charles Brainerd: Interview / CV Ingvar Lundberg: Interview / CV
T. Berry Brazelton: Interview / CV Eleanor Maccoby: Interview / CV
Orville “Bert” Gilbert Brim Jr.: Interview / CV Klaus Minde: Interview / CV
Urie Bronfenbrenner: Interview / CV Edith Neimark: Interview / CV
**Wanda Bronson: Interview / CV David Olson: Interview / CV
Catherine Ann Cameron: Interview / CV Joy Osofsky: Interview / CV
Courtney Cazden: Interview / CV Arthur Hawley Parmelee: Interview / CV
Joseph Church: Interview / CV Gerald Patterson: Interview / CV
John Conger: Interview / CV Josef Perner: Interview / CV
Therese Gouin Decarie: Interview / CV Michael L. Posner: Interview / CV
**Wolfgang Edelstein: Interview / CV Harriet Rheingold: Interview / CV
Leon Eisenberg: Interview / CV Julius Richmond: Interview / CV
**Glen Elder: Interview / CV Judy F. Rosenblith: Interview / CV
David Elkind: Interview / CV Doreen Rosenthal: Interview / CV
Bob Emde: Interview / CV Miriam K. Rosenthal: Interview / CV
**Doris R. Entwisle: Interview / CV Mary Rothbart: Interview / CV
Leonard Eron: Interview / CV Carolyn Rovee-Collier: Interview / CV
John Flavell: Interview / CV Sir Michael Rutter: Interview / CV
Norman Garmezy: Interview Sandra Scarr: Interview / CV
Eleanor Gibson: Interview / CV Heinz Rudolph Schaffer: Interview / CV
Jean Berko Gleason: Interview / CV Phil Schoggen: Interview / CV
Jacqueline Goodnow: Interview / CV Carolyn Shantz: Interview / CV
Robert Haggerty: Interview **Alberta Engvall Siegel: Interview / CV
William Sterling Hall: Interview / CV Linda Siegel: Interview / CV
Dale Harris: Interview / CV Marilyn Smith: Interview / CV
Willard Hartup: Interview / CV Keith Stanovich: Interview / CV
E. Mavis Hetherington: Interview / CV Harold H. Stevenson: Interview
**Alice Sterling Honig: Interview / CV Ann Streissguth: Interview / CV
Brian Hopkins: Interview / CV Mildred Templin: Interview / CV
**Frances D. Horowitz: Original / Update / CV Elliot Turiel: Interview / CV
Aletha C. Huston: Interview / CV Peter Vietze: Interview / CV
Wendell Jeffrey: Interview / CV Emmy Werner: Interview / CV
Qicheng Jing: Interview / CV Philip Roman Zelazo: Pt. 1 / Pt. 2 / CV
Dale Johnson: Interview / CV Edward Zigler: Interview / CV