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John F. Knutson, Ph.D.

John F. Knutson, Ph.D. Biography: Dr. Knutson holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, a master's degree in Psychology and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Psychology at The University of Oregon Medical School, he joined the faculty at The University of Iowa, where he was a recipient of the Regents' Award for Faculty Excellence in 1999. He has served two tours of duty as Director of Clinical Training at Iowa, and he directed the Department's training clinic for ten years. He has held editorial positions on Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, and Aggressive Behavior, and he is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. He served three terms as Treasurer of the International Society for Research on Aggression. Dr. Knutson's early research career focused on basic processes underlying the development of aggression, with his research on child maltreatment commencing in the late 1970s. He has also devoted considerable effort to research on psychological factors, including family relations, in the outcome of cochlear implants with deafened populations. Dr. Knutson has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters on aggression, physical child abuse, neglect, the association between abuse and disabilities, cochlear implants, and methodology pertaining to the assessment of child maltreatment. Dr. Knutson served on two Federal committees focused on research definitions of child maltreatment and he was a member of the Technical Advisory Group for the Fourth National Incidence Study (NIS-4) of the Office of Child Abuse and Neglect. His current active research support is examining the role of supervisory and care neglect in the development of young children's aggression and the influence of exposure to domestic violence on young children's social adjustment.

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  • Child Abuse and Neglect

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-759-5


    The first and only synthesis of prevention research and methodology, this timely volume examines programs targeting eight of today's most pressing problems that affect infants, children, and youth.

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