Pub. date: 2005 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412950565 | Print ISBN: 9780761928201 | Online ISBN: 9781412950565| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Center for the Study of Human Development (CSHD), Brown University
Isabel Storey & Cynthia García Coll
The Center for the Study of Human Development (CSHD) at Brown University recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Founded as the Child Study Center (CSC) by Lewis P. Lipsitt, now professor emeritus of psychology, medical science, and human development at Brown, the center was first funded by the National Institutes of Health as part of the National Collaborative Perinatal project. The CSHD quickly became the hub for all project-related research activities. Ambitious in scope, this longitudinal study carefully documented the precursors of early childhood diseases, sensory defects, learning problems, and other neurological and psychological disorders, meticulously collecting and analyzing data on the 4,000 Rhode Island children enrolled in the study. Lipsitt and colleagues are still following these children as they approach their 45th birthdays. Former Director Lipsitt reflects, It is very exciting to be carrying out psychological studies of adults whom we first studied as newborns. Our studies today have been ...