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Helen Bradford Thompson Wooley (1874-1925) made major contributions to the field of Educational Psychology. She was the first person to carry out a major research project on gender differences as well as research showing the differences between children who stayed in school and those who did not. She is the author of Psychological Norms in Men and Women, An Experimental Study of Children at Work and in School, Mental Traits of Sex: An Experimental Investigation of the Normal Mind in Men and Women, and numerous other works. She was the director of the new Institute for Child Welfare Research at Columbia University in 1924, focusing on early childhood learning, vocational education, and school counseling.

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