James W. Prescott, Ph.D. Institute of Humanistic Science
Institute of Humanistic Science. James W. Prescott , Ph.D. is a developmental neuropsychologist and cross-cultural psychologist. He joined the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD where he created the Developmental Behavioral Biology Program of the newly created NICHD and served as its Health Scientist Administrator from 1963- 1980. During this period, Dr. Prescott initiated and established a number of basic brain-behavioral research programs, which documented that the early life experiences of mother-infant separation induced a variety of developmental brain abnormalities in the infrahuman primate.