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Tufts University
Eliot-Pearson Department
of Child Study and
Human Development
105 College Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617-627-3355
Fax: 617-627-3503

Curriculum Vitae

David Henry Feldman

Ph.D., Stanford University
M.A., Stanford University
Ed.M., Harvard University
A.B., University of Rochester

Cognitive Development; Developmental Theory; Creativity
Intellectual development; developmental transitions; expertise; extreme giftedness and creativity; educational and developmental theory

The growth and development of cultural knowledge domains, studies in cultural genetic epistemology. Studies of child prodigies and savants.


Feldman, D.H. (2012). Cognitive development in childhood: A contemporary perspective. In R.M. Lerner, M.A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.), Handbook of psychology 2nd edition: Vol.6: Developmental psychology (pp. 289-316). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Feldman, D.H., Abo-Zena, M., Roeser, R.W., & Warren, A.E.A. (2012). When beliefs fit and they don't: Religious conversion, spirituality, and positive youth development. In A.E.A. Warren, R.M. Lerner, & E. Phelps (Eds.), Thriving and spirituality among youth: Research perspectives and future possibilities (pp. 129-166)a. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Feldman, D.H. & Morelock, M.J. (2011). Proditgies and savants. In R. Sternberg & S. Kaufman (Eds), Handbook of Intelligence (pp. 210-234). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Feldman, D.H. (2008). Darwin? Lamarck? Piaget?: All of the Above? Commentary on Joe Becker. Human Development, 51, 3, 196-201.

Feldman, D.H. & Benjamin, A. (2004). Piaget's stages: The unfinished symphony of cognitive development. New Ideas in Psychology, 22, 3, 175-231.

Feldman, D.H. & Benjamin, A. (2004). Going backward to go forward: The critical role of regressive movement in cognitive development. Journal of Cognition and Development, 5, 97-102.

Feldman, D.H. (2003). Cognitive development in early childhood. In R. Lerner, A. Easterbrooks, & J. Mistry (Eds.), Developmental Psychology (pp. 195-210). New York: John Wiley.

Feldman, D.H.(2000). Figurative and operative processes in the development of artistic talent. Human Development, 43, 60-64.

Feldman, D.H. (2003). The creation of multiple intelligences theory: A study in high level thinking. In V. John-Steiner & K. Sawyer (Eds.), Development and creativity (pp. 139-185. New York: Oxford University Press.