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University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA 94704-5940)
Ravenna M. Helson (Project Director: July 1973 to present)

The Psychology of the Critic and Gate-Keeper in Children's Literature

To study the personality, background, and professional style of 50 contemparary editors, reviewers and critics of children's books over the past several decades; to compare the psychology of critics and authors; and to formulate the effects of "gate-keepers" in the interplay of literary production and social change.

Project fields:
Literary Criticism; Psychology

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$32,790 (approved)
$32,790 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1973 – 10/31/1975