Jean Piaget

The life of a developmental theorist...


Birth August 9, 1896

Country Switzerland

Education University of Neuchâtel

University of Zurich

  • Attended Neuchâtel Latin High School at age 11
  • Interested in science at a young age
  • Had a fascination of mullosks

Piaget became well known due to his research with Théodore Simon and Alfred Binet. A result of their work was the creation of a systematic study of cognitive development.

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Jean Piaget

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The image above is Jean Piaget's theory that cognitive development occurs in a series of stages: Sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational. He used several tests to confirm the accuracy of the stages.