Milicent Washburn Shinn


Milicent Washburn Shinn was an American child psychologist best known for her seminal systematic observational study of a child. The daughter of a farmer and orchard-tree nursery owner, she was born on a ranch in Niles, California, in 1858. Some of her earliest influences were family members: her brother Charles Howard Shinn and her cousin Edmund Clark Sanford who was a prominent psychologist.


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