Urie Bronfenbrenner

  • Birth

    born in Moscow, Russia
  • Cornell U

    Cornell U
    Recieved a scholarship to Cornell University & studied Music and Psychology
  • Harvard

    Bronfenbrenner went on to Harvard where he obtained a Master's in Education.
  • University of Michigan

    University of Michigan
    Soon after Harvard, Bronfenbrenner obtained his Doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan
  • drafted into army

    Bronfenbrenner was drafted into the US Army Medical Corps where he served as a psychologist.
  • Ecological Systems Theory

    Ecological Systems Theory
    In 1979, Bronfenner's book, "The Ecology of Human Development: Experiments by Nature and Design" was published. In this book, he wrote of his ever famous Ecological Systems Theory. This theory says that a child's development is affected by five different systems in the child's life.
  • Award

    In 1996, he recieved the Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society Award from the American Psychological Association.
  • Death

    Bronfenbrenner died in Ithaca, NY where he resided.