MARC H. BORNSTEIN is Senior Investigator and Head of Child and Family Research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He holds a B. A. from Columbia College and a Ph. D. from Yale University. Bornstein was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and received a RCDA from the NICHD, the Ford Cross-Cultural Research Award from the HRAF, the McCandless Young Scientist Award from the APA, the United States PHS Superior Service Award from the NIH, and the Arnold Gesell Prize from the Theodor Hellbrügge Foundation. Bornstein has held faculty positions at Princeton University and New York University as well as visiting academic appointments in Munich, London, Paris, New York, and Tokyo. Bornstein is Editor Emeritus of Child Development and Editor of Parenting: Science and Practice. He has contributed scientific papers in the areas of human experimental, methodological, comparative, developmental, cross-cultural, neuroscientific, pediatric, and aesthetic psychology. Bornstein is coauthor of Development in Infancy (four editions) and general editor of The Crosscurrents in Contemporary Psychology Series (ten volumes) and the Monographs in Parenting (four volumes). He also edited the Handbook of Parenting (Vols. I–V, two editions), and he coedited Developmental Psychology: An Advanced Textbook (four editions) as well as a dozen other volumes. He is the author of several children's books and puzzles in The Child's World series.
DAVID M. BRODZINSKY is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Director of the Foster Care Counseling Project in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. He received his B. A. and Ph. D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Brodzinsky is past Vice-President of the Jean Piaget Society. His current research interests include the psychology of adoption and foster care, stress and coping in children, and divorce and child custody. He maintains a private practice in psychology, focusing on child and family therapy, as well as court-related evaluations associated with child custody, guardianship hearings, contested adoptions, and child abuse. Brodzinsky is the coauthor of Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self and Children's Adjustment to Adoption: Developmental and Clinical Issues as well as coeditor of The Psychology of Adoption and Adoption and Prenatal Alcohol and Drug Exposure: Research, Policy, and Practice.
KIM B. BURGESS is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Human Development, University of Maryland at College Park. Burgess received her Honors B. Sc. at the University of Victoria and Ph. D. from the University of Ottawa, Canada. She is on the Editorial Board of Child Development. Her research focuses on child psychological adjustment, peer relationships, and parent–child relationships.