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Acredolo, Linda (Potter) 1947-

ACREDOLO, Linda (Potter) 1947-

Personal

Surname pronounced "a-cre -do-lo"; born September 24, 1947, in Buffalo, NY; daughter of George (an accountant) and Marjorie (Dohn) Potter; married Curtis Acredolo, June 17, 1972 (marriage ended); married Larry Stark, February 14, 1997; children: (first marriage) Kate, Kai. Education: Bucknell University, B.A. (psychology; cum laude), 1967; Institute of Child Development, Ph.D. (child psychology), 1974; additional study at University of Minnesota. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Unitarian.

Addresses

Home 22 Darby Ct., Woodland, CA 95776. Office Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Agent Miller Agency, 1650 Broadway, Suite 406, New York, NY 10019. E-mail [email protected]

Career

State University of New York, Buffalo, assistant professor of psychology, 1973-76; University of California, Davis, assistant professor 1976-84, professor of psychology, 1984, and associate dean of College of Letters & Science, 1988-89.

Member

Society for Research in Child Development (secretary, 1991-98), American Psychological Association (fellow), American Psychological Society (fellow), International Society for Infant Studies.

Awards, Honors

University of California Office of Research grant, beginning 1976; N.I.H. grant, 1989-93; Mentor of the Year Award, University of California, Davis, 1990; Distinguished Teacher Award, University of California, Davis, 1992.

Writings

(With Susan Goldwyn) Baby Signs: How to Talk with Your Baby before Your Baby Can Talk, NTB/Contemporary (Chicago, IL), 1996, second edition, with Douglas Abrams, 2002.

(With Susan Goodwyn) Baby Minds: Brain-building Games Your Baby Will Love, Bantam Books (New York, NY), 2000.

(With Susan Goodwyn) My First Baby Signs, photographs by Penny Gentieu, HarperFestival (New York, NY), 2002.

(With Susan Goodwyn) Baby Signs for Mealtimes, photographs by Penny Gentieu, HarperFestival (New York, NY), 2002.

(With Susan Goodwyn) Baby Signs for Bedtime, photographs by Penny Gentieu, HarperFestival (New York, NY), 2003.

(With Susan Goodwyn) Baby Signs for Animals, photographs by Penny Gentieu, HarperFestival (New York, NY), 2003.

Baby Hearts: A Guide to Giving Your Child an Emotional Head Start, Bantam Books (New York, NY), 2005.

Contributor to books, and to periodicals, including, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, and Contemporary Psychology.

Work in Progress

Research on infant development.

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Library Journal, August, 2000, Lisa Williams, review of Baby Minds: Brain-building Games Your Baby Will Love, p. 132; March 1, 2000, review of Baby Minds, p. 16.

Publishers Weekly, June 17, 2002, review of Books for Baby, p. 66.

USA Today, September, 1996, Catherine S. Murray, review of Baby Sings; How to Talk with Your Baby before Your Baby Can Talk, p. 80.

U.S. News & World Report, October 21, 2002, Katy Kelly, review of Tiny Hands Talking, p. 66.

ONLINE

University of California, Davis Web site, http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/ (February 27, 2005), "Linda Acredolo."

Random House Web site, http://www.randomhouse.com/ (February 27, 2005).*

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