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Jean Piaget
A biography of psychologist Jean Piaget and a look at his work in cognitive development.
# 104049 | 3,963 words | 32 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 01, 2008 in Psychology (Piaget)

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This paper looks at the life of Jean Piaget who was born in 1896 in Neuchatel in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The paper discusses his education and his career, focussing particularly on how he developed his four stages of cognitive development and how he continues to influence many intellectual fields.

The Stages of Cognitive Development
Piaget's Understanding Of the Mind of the Child
The Developmental Process
Developmental Psychology
Historical Studies of Thought and Cognition

From the Paper:

"While helping to mark the results of the responses to various intelligence tests, Piaget noticed that on certain question, young children consistently answered wrongly. He became intrigued with the fact that children at certain ages consistently adhered to the same pattern of mistakes, while they learned that their answers were wrong as they matured. In a moment of insight, Piaget reasoned that at certain stages of a child's life, a young child's cognitive processes, the way it thinks, is profoundly different from the thought process of an adult. Eventually, his research led him to set forth a theory of developmental stages in which he reasoned that in each of four stages of development, individuals exhibit certain distinctive common cognitive patterns."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Bringuier, J.-C. (1980). Conversations with Piaget. Chicago: Chicago University Press.
  • Campbell, Robin N. (1997). Expertise and Cognitive Development Seeking A Connection. In Dockrell, Julie, Smith, Leslie, & Tomlinson, Peter, eds. Piaget, Vygotsky and beyond: Future Issues for Developmental Psychology and Education. (159-64) London, England: Routledge.
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