Arnold Gesell: Biography & Theory of Child Development


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What is a child development theory?

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1. What was a technique Arnold Gesell used to help formulate his theory?

2. What important process did Arnold Gesell theorize children underwent as they made sense of new information?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments help you make sure you understand Arnold Gesell and his contribution to child development theory through questions that look at Gesell's research and areas of development focus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz covers:

  • The definition of child development theory
  • Techniques that helped Gesell develop his theory
  • Child development processes
  • The four areas of child development in Gesell's theory

Skills Practiced

Use this assessment to practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define child development theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding techniques Gesell used to develop his theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Arnold Gesell's child development theory

Additional Learning

Learn more about this theory through this lesson called Arnold Gesell: Biography & Theory of Child Development. This lesson covers:

  • Defining child development theory
  • Arnold Gesell's biography
  • Gesell's method of observation
  • Gesell's theory of child development (Gesell's spiral)