Gordon Neufeld

1947 - Today

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Gordon Neufeld (1946) is a developmental psychologist and author of the book Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers (co-authored with Canadian physician Gabor Maté) that has been translated into 10 languages. The Neufeld approach (his attachment-based developmental model) is based on the attachment theory formulated by John Bowlby. He developed a theory of attachment that includes six stages in the development of the capacity for relationship, the construct of polarization that explains both shyness and defensive detachment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gordon Neufeld has received more than 59,105 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Gordon Neufeld is the 177th most popular psychologist, the 380th most popular biography from Canada and the 6th most popular Canadian Psychologist.

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Among psychologists, Gordon Neufeld ranks 177 out of 182Before him are Jonathan Haidt, Karl Lashley, Nancy Chodorow, Sandra Bem, Anne Treisman, and V. S. Ramachandran. After him are Neal E. Miller, Simon Baron-Cohen, Dan Ariely, Robin Dunbar, Carol Dweck, and Elsa Cayat.

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Among people born in 1947, Gordon Neufeld ranks 451Before him are Stephen A. Schwarzman, Mike Krzyzewski, Philémon Yang, Timothy B. Schmit, Robert Hays, and Michael Gross. After him are André Wilms, Hubert Védrine, Þorsteinn Pálsson, Heide Rosendahl, Bill Richardson, and Bob Evans.

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Among people born in Canada, Gordon Neufeld ranks 380 out of 1,130Before him are Emmanuelle Chriqui (1975), Dean Butler (1956), Erica Durance (1978), Michael Hogan (1949), Maurice Prendergast (1858), and Roberta Bondar (1945). After him are Harold Russell (1914), Rachelle Lefevre (1979), Leslie Hope (1965), Tamara Taylor (1970), Howie Morenz (1902), and Douglas Rain (1928).


Among psychologists born in Canada, Gordon Neufeld ranks 6Before him are Albert Bandura (1925), Eric Berne (1910), Donald O. Hebb (1904), Steven Pinker (1954), and Jordan Peterson (1962).