Neil J Salkind

Neil J. Salkind earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Human Development from the University of Maryland He is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education at the University of Kansas, where he continues to cooperate with colleagues and work with students after 35 years of teaching. His early research interests were on the cognitive development of youngsters. He became a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina's Bush Center for Child and Family Policy after investigating cognitive style.

He's the author of Sage's Statistics for People Who Hate Statistics, Sage's Theories of Human Development, and Pearson's Understanding Research. He has edited various encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the Encyclopedia of Research Design, which was just published. He resides in Lawrence, Kansas, where he enjoys reading, swimming with the River City Sharks, baking brownies, and poking around old Volvos and old houses.