WOLF CHILD AND HUMAN CHILD by Arnold M.D. Gesell

WOLF CHILD AND HUMAN CHILD

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The story of Kamala, the Wolf Girl, interpreted by Gesell of Yale, one of the outstanding authorities on child development, behaviour, psychology. The child was found when she was eight, after living most of her life among the wolves and becoming a completely nocturnal creature, with physical development, as well as mental and psychological, conditioned wholly by her strange life. The Singhs, missionaries in India, attempted to bring about physical and social adaptation, in vain, for at her death at 17 she had reached only a 3 year old level. A fascinating study in the effects of environment on heredity.

Pub Date: March 6th, 1941
Publisher: Harper