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About the Author

Dr. S. H. Jacob
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Saied H. Jacob earned his Ph.D. in human learning and cognition from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. For 14 years he served as Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In 1978 he was invited to continue his research into cognitive development at the University of Geneva under the direction of the world-renowned child development specialist, Professor Jean Piaget.

In 1995 Dr. Jacob moved to Los Angeles where, between 1995 and 1998, he served as Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, UCLA where he created an educational program designed to enhance young children’s cognitive development.  This work resulted in the publication of Your Baby’s Mind, a parenting book that was published in 7 languages and sold over 75,000 copies in the U.S. alone.

Dr. Jacob has published numerous articles in scientific journals.  In addition, he has published the following books about developmental cognition:

  • Foundations for Piagetian Education. Lanham, MD: University Press of America (1984);
  •  Your Baby’s Mind: How to Make the Most of the Critical First Two Years. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media (1991; 1992).  Since its initial publication in 1991, Your Baby’s Mind has been published in Spanish, Russian, Hungarian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean.
  • Your Inventive Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Intellectual Development in the First Two Years (Inventive Minds, LLC, 2008). 
  •  Your Baby’s Brain, Intellect, and You (Book Baby, 2022).

Dr. Jacob has appeared on radio and television programs throughout the country, including CBS, CNN, and NPR.