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- September 15th 1981
by Harvard University Press
(first published June 4th 1979)
- Date of birth: April 29, 1917
- Died: September 25, 2005
- Born: in Moscow, Russian Empire.
- Description: Dr. Urie Bronfenbrenner was a Russian-born American psychologist and academic best known for his ecological systems theory.
Professor Bronfenbrenner received a bachelor's degree in psychology and music from Cornell University in 1938.
He earned a master's in education from Harvard in 1940, and a doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan in 1942. He served as a psychologist in various military units during World War II. His daughter, Dr. Kate Bronfenbrenner, followed him into academia and is a well known labor relations scholar.