Jean Piaget's Theory

Bethany Smith

Date of Birth, date of death

Jean Piaget was born on August 9, 1896

Jean Piaget died on September 16, 1980

Where Jean Piaget was originally from

Jean Piaget is originally from: Neufchatel Switzerland

what is Jean Piaget known for.?His epistemological studies with children. His theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together called "genetic epistemology".

Jean Piagets background.

He became interested in mechanics, birds, fossils of secondary and tertiary layers, and seashells when he was seven. And, at an early age became an active scholar. He published his first paper at age ten and by the age of 22 he had received his Ph. D. in science from the University of Neuchatel. Then in the spring of 1919, Piaget grew restless and left for le Valais where he applied Lipps' Statistical method to a biometric study of the variability of land mollusks as a function of altitude. In the autumn of 1919, he took a train to Paris where he spent two years at the Sorbonne and attended courses in pathological psychology where he learned to interview mental patients. At this time Theodore Simon asked Piaget to work at Binet's laboratory in Paris. There, he worked on refining Burt's reasoning test. This is when Piaget started to investigate the way that children reason.


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    “Psychologist Jean Piaget is known for identifying stages of mental development, called “schema,” and for establishing new fields of cognitive theory and developmental psychology.” Jean Piaget was born on August 9, 1896, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.