Louise Bates Ames (29 October 1908 – 31 October 1996) was an American psychologist specializing in child development.
From 1933 to 1950 she worked as an research assistant to Arnold Gesell at the Yale Clinic of Child Development. In 1950 she co-founded the Gesell Institute of Child Development. Active in popularizing psychology, she was a prolific co-author and hosted one of the first television shows on child development. Her work emphasised stages in child development.
Ames died of cancer aged 88, at her granddaughter's home in Cincinnati. Her papers are held at the Library of Congress.
- The first five years of life, 1940
- Infant and child in the culture of today, 1943
- The child from five to ten, 1946
- (with Frances L. Ilg) Child behavior, 1955
- (with Frances L. Ilg and Arnold Gesell) Youth: the years from ten to sixteen, 1956
- (with Frances L. Ilg) Parents ask, 1962
- (with Clyde Gillespie and John W. Streff) Stop school failure, 1972
- (with Ruth W. Metraux, Janet Learned Rodell and Richard Walker) Child Rorschach Responses: developmental trends from two to ten years, 1974
- (with Frances L. Ilg and Sidney Baker) Child behavior: from the Gesell Institute of Human Development, 1981
- Arnold Gesell: Themes of his work, 1989
- ^ Julia Grant; Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Ames, Louise Bates". In Edward T. James; Janet Wilson James; Paul S. Boyer. Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. Harvard University Press. pp. 22–3. ISBN 978-0-674-01488-6. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
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- Ames, 'Child Development and Clinical Psychology', in Eugene Walker, ed., The History of Clinical Psychology in Autobiography, vol.2, 1993
- Gwendolyn Stevens and Sheldon Gardner, The Women of Psychology, vol. 2., 1982
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