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
Daniel Hart & Robert Atkins & Thomas Donnelly
James Youniss, “Jim” to his large circle of friends and colleagues, was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he acquired his lifelong attachment to the Green Bay Packers, his hometown's professional football team. After receiving a BA from Marquette University in 1959 and an MA from Hollins College in 1960, Jim moved to Catholic University, where he has spent his entire career as a graduate student and faculty member (PhD, 1962). Youniss's contributions to applied developmental science can be traced historically through a succession of four phases. The first of these featured experimental studies of cognition in deaf children. In collaboration with Hans Furth, his colleague and friend at Catholic University, Youniss conducted a series of studies examining reasoning in deaf and hearing children. Their findings on reversal performance, discrimination shifts, concept transfers, and logical reasoning appeared in Child Development, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Consulting Psychology , and ...