Joan W. Blos Biography

Joan W. Blos
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Joan Winsor Blos was born on December 9, 1928, in New York City, to Max and Charlotte Biber Winsor. She gained a high regard for the value and needs of children by observing her parents in their careers. Her father was a psychiatrist working closely with the problems of juvenile delinquents; her mother was a teacher and educator of teachers. Blos received a degree in physiology from Vassar College in 1950 and studied clinical psychology at the College of the City of New York, now City University of New York, earning a master's degree in 1956. She continued her studies in clinical psychology at Yale University, where she served as a research assistant in the Child Study Center. On June 7, 1953, she married Peter Blos, Jr., a psychoanalyst and researcher. They have two children.

Following her marriage, Blos reviewed children's books for the Connecticut Association of Mental Health from 1954 to 1956. She worked...

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