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Piaget, Jean 1896-1980

Works: 4,659 works in 13,524 publications in 3 languages and 279,586 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Art  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Psychologists 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Director, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Publishing director, Honoree, Secretary, Compiler, Dedicatee, Interviewee, Creator, Performer
Classifications: BF721, 155.413
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The language and thought of the child by Jean Piaget ( Book )
159 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is for anyone who has ever wondered how a child develops language, thought, and knowledge. Before this classic appeared, little was known of the way children think. In 1923, however, Jean Piaget, the most important developmental psychologist of the twentieth century, took the psychological world by storm with The Language and Thought of the Child. Applying for the first time the insights of social psychology and psychoanalysis to the observation of children, he uncovered the ways in which a child actively constructs his or her understanding of the world through language. The book has since been a source of inspiration and guidance to generations of parents and teachers. While its conclusions remain contentious to this very day, few can deny the huge debt we owe to this pioneering work in our continuing attempts to understand the minds of the child -- publisher's description
The moral judgment of the child by Jean Piaget ( Book )
99 editions published between 1848 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This classic study examines a problem that stands at the heart of society: How doe a child distinguish between right and wrong?"--Back cover
Judgement and reasoning in the child by Jean Piaget ( Book )
76 editions published between 1928 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over a period of six decades, Jean Piaget conducted a program of naturalistic research that has profoundly affected our understanding of child development
The child's conception of the world by Jean Piaget ( Book )
102 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nineteenth-century developmental psychologist Jean Piaget examines the child's notions of reality and causality at various stages of development
The psychology of intelligence by Jean Piaget ( Book )
77 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and held by 2,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Think of developmental psychology, and the name of Jean Piaget immediately springs to mind. His theory of learning lies at the very heart of the modern understanding of the human learning process, and he is celebrated as the founding father of child psychology. A prolific writer, he is the author of more than 50 books and several hundred articles. This work is one of his most important works. Containing a complete synthesis of his thoughts on the mechanisms of intellectual development, it is an extraordinary volume by an extraordinary writer
The psychology of the child by Jean Piaget ( Book )
32 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this volume we have tried to present, as briefly and as clearly as possible, a synthesis, or summing up, of our work in child psychology. A book such as this seemed to us particularly desirable since our published studies have been spread out over a number of volumes, some of them quite lengthy and some of them fairly difficult to read. This little book, of course, is not meant to be a substitute for reading the other volumes. But it represents, we believe, a useful introduction to the questions we have studied and will enable the reader to gain an adequate understanding of what we have learned in our investigation."--Jean Piaget (March 1969)
The origins of intelligence in children by Jean Piaget ( Book )
57 editions published between 1952 and 1998 in English and held by 2,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies infant behavior which precedes and forms the basis for intelligence, including elementory sensorimotor adaptations, reflexes, and elementary habits
Play, dreams and imitation in childhood by Jean Piaget ( Book )
54 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Piaget's work is a cornerstone in development. His writing is long and laborious. He takes six pages to tell us that a 2 month old exhibits imitation behaviors. He was not an expert in parsimony. In his defense the translation from French is a bit awkward. What French I can read, of his work it is smoother than this translation. Case study gold, quoted as fact as if he had done something more significant than watch his own children and write down their behavior. No experimentally designed trials here. It's funny the same people and institutions who tout his great methods of research criticize Freud for his exact same research method: the case study. Many devout Piaget loyalists have never even read his original work. They've only been exposed to his work by text books in class. For this reason alone, I urge everyone to read as much source material as possible. Piaget is no exception. Get it, read it, make your own interpretation. Love it or hate it, you'll be wiser for the effort"
The essential Piaget by Jean Piaget ( Book )
29 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here, truly, is the essential Piaget - a distillation of the eminent Genevan's extraordinary legacy to modern psychological knowledge. This generous selection of the most important of Piaget's writings, spanning a period of some seventy years, organizes the core of his remarkable contribution in a way that clarifies and illuminates his aims, ideas, and underlying themes
Science of education and the psychology of the child by Jean Piaget ( Book )
39 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six psychological studies by Jean Piaget ( Book )
33 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The child's conception of physical causality by Jean Piaget ( Book )
66 editions published between 1929 and 2013 in English and held by 2,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Child's Conception of Physical Causality, part of the very beginning of the ground-breaking work of the Swiss naturalist Jean Piaget, is filled with creative experimental ideas for probing the most sophisticated ways of thinking in children. The strength of Piaget's research is evident in this collection of empirical data, systematically organized by tasks that illuminate how things work. In his new introduction, Jaan Valsiner observes that Piaget had no grand theoretical aims, yet the book's simple power cannot be ignored. Piaget's contribution to developmental psychology was his "clinical method" - a tactic that integrated relevant aspects on naturalistic experiment, interview, and observation. Through this systematic inquiry, we gain insight into children's thinking."--BOOK JACKET
The construction of reality in the child by Jean Piaget ( Book )
65 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The study of sensorimotor or practical intelligence in the first two years of development has taught us how the child, at first directly assimilating the external environment to his own activity, later, in order to extend this assimilation, forms an increasing number of schemata which are both more mobile and better able to intercoordinate. Side by side with this progressive involvement of the assimilatory schemata runs the continuous elaboration of the external universe, in other words, the convergent development of the explicatory function. It is apparent that a development of explicatory accommodation corresponds to the progress of implicatory assimilation. The increasing coherence of the schemata thus parallels the formation of a world of objects and spatial relationships, in short, the elaboration of a solid and permanent universe. We must study the second aspect of the evolution of sensorimotor intelligence. This new phase of mental development is of course inseparable from the first, object and causality are nothing other than accommodation to the reality of the schematism of assimilation. It is justifiable to study these phases separately, for the description of behavior no longer suffices to account for these new products of intellectual activity; it is the subject's own interpretation of things which we must now try to analyze. The symmetry between the representation of things and the functional development of intelligence enables us from now on to glimpse the directional line of the evolution of the concepts of object, space, causality, and time. This organization of reality occurs, as we shall see, to the extent that the self is freed from itself by finding itself and so assigns itself a place as a thing among things, an event among events. The transition from chaos to cosmos, which we shall study in the perception and representation of the world in the first two years of life, is brought about through an elimination of egocentrism comparable to that which we have described on the plane of the child's reflective thought and logic. But it is in its elementary and primordial form that we shall now try to grasp this component process of understanding; we shall thus comprehend how it depends on the mechanism of intellectual assimilation"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
The child's conception of number by Jean Piaget ( Book )
48 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1997
The grasp of consciousness : action and concept in the young child by Jean Piaget ( Book )
20 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this volume, the world's foremost cognitive psychologist turns his attention to the development of the child's awareness of his own action. The book reports the results of experimentation conducted at the world-famed Center of Genetic Epistemology in Geneva, to distinguish between the child's ability to perform the actions required by a simple task and the child's understanding of the rationale behind the action. Children, ranging in age between four and adolescence, were asked to perform such tasks as walking on all fours, playing tiddlywinks, building a ramp for a toy car. They were then asked to explain how they had performed the task and in some cases to instruct the interviewer. Their answers show a number of surprising inaccuracies in the child's ability to grasp the nature of what he had done. Taking a broad view of his results, Piaget shows that they reveal several stages in the slow and gradual development of the child's conceptualization of his actions. In analyzing each stage, Piaget argues that the child's concept of his own action cannot be considered a simple matter of "enlightenment," but must be actively reconstructed from his experience. This view has always been at the core of Piaget's work, and it is here extended into an interesting new area of the child's mental world.-- Book Jacket
The growth of logical thinking from childhood to adolescence : an essay on the construction of formal operational structures by Bärbel Inhelder ( Book )
55 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book has two aims: to set forth a description of changes in logical operations between childhood and adolescence and to describe the formal structures that mark the completion of the operational development of intelligence. To tie these together the authors have tried to present the material in a way that would stress the close relationship between the two. Each of the first fifteen chapters (Parts I and II) includes an experimental part by the first author and a brief final analysis by the second author. This analysis aims to isolate the formal or propositional structures found in each case. Chapters 16 and 17 (beginning of Part III) are the work of the second author, whereas Chapter 18 is a joint production. In addition, the specific problems of experimental induction analyzed from a functional standpoint (as distinguished from the present structural analysis) will be the subject of a special work by the first author. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
The child's conception of space by Jean Piaget ( Book )
47 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nature of space, whether an innate idea, the outcome of experience in the external world, or an operational construction has long been a source of philosophical and speculative psychological discussion. This book deals with the development of the child's notions about space
Structuralism by Jean Piaget ( Book )
29 editions published between 1858 and 1974 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The child and reality; problems of genetic psychology by Jean Piaget ( Book )
26 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memory and intelligence by Jean Piaget ( Book )
20 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In short, the reader will be presented not only with a number of experimental facts but also with several theoretical notions, the validity of which the future alone can decide. For the rest, there is one aspect of these studies that has greatly encouraged us in our work: the surprising discovery, in a sphere apparently remote from that of cognitive operations, of a precise succession of operational stages, whose existence we ourselves might have begun to doubt had we listened to all those who do not, or rather do not yet, believe in the validity of the operational approach
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Alternative Names
Jean Piaget
Pʻei-ya-hsieh 1896-1980
Pi-a-je 1896-1980
Pʻi-ya-chieh 1896-1980
Piaget, J.
Piaget, J. 1896-1980
Piaget, J. (Jean), 1896-1980
Piaget, J. P. 1896-1980
Piaget, J. P. (Jean P.), 1896-1980
Piaget, Jan.
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Piaget, Jean P. 1896-1980
Piaget, Jean William Fritz 1896-1980
Pʻiaje 1896-1980
Piaže, Žan.
Piaze, Zan 1896-1980
Piažē, Žans 1896-1980
Piʼaz'eh, Z'an 1896-1980
Piazhe, Zhan
Piazhe, Zhan 1896-1980
Pijaže, Žan.
Piyajie 1896-1980
Piyajie, J.
Ppiaje 1896-1980
Πιαζέ, Ζαν
Пиаже, Жан 1896-1980
פיאז׳ה, ז׳אן
פיאז׳ה, ז׳אן 1896־
بياجه، جان
جان بياجيه، 1896-1980
ピアジェ, J
ピアジェ, ジャン
ピアジエ, J
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