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This paper discusses theories of cognitive development and states that Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky are two theorists who had different views of cognitive development. The paper then goes on to explore the similarities and differences between these theories and concludes that both theories concern childhood development, so Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories are similar in that respect, but their theories are different in that Vygotsky's emphasizes the need for social interaction and the influence of culture on cognitive development.
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