Urie Bronfenbrenner


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Urie Bronfenbrenner (April 29, 1917 – September 25, 2005) was a Russian American psychologist, known for developing his Ecological Systems Theory, and as a co-founder of the Head Start program in the United States for disadvantaged pre-school children.

Urie Bronfenbrenner was born on April 29, 1917 in Moscow, Russia, as the son of Dr. Alexander Bronfenbrenner and Eugenie Kamenetski ... more »

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  • ''Development, it turns out, occurs through this process of progressively more complex exchange between a child and somebody else—especially somebody who's crazy about that child.''
    Urie Bronfenbrenner (b. 1917) U.S. (Russian-born) psychologist, advocate for families. Quoted in Childhood, Robert H. Wozniak (1991). A viewer's g...
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