Over the course of his six-decade career in child psychology, Piaget also identified four stages of mental development 🙌 The first is called the “sensorimotor stage,” which involves learning through motor actions and takes place when children are 0–2 years old 🔥 During the “preoperation stage,” children aged 3–7 develop intelligence through the use of symbolic language, fantasy play and natural intuition 😉 During the “concrete operational stage,” children 8–11 develop cognitively through the use of logic that is based on concrete evidence. Formal operations, the fourth and final stage of cognitive development for children between 12 and 15 years old, allows them to develop the ability and skills necessary to think abstractly.
In 1918, Piaget received his Doctorate in Science from the University of Neuchâtel. Piaget was born in France. Worked for a year at psychology labs in Zurich and at Bleuler’s famous psychiatric clinic. Freud, Jung and other works were introduced to him during that period. He’s having been a professor of philosophy and psychology at Paris’ Sorbonne University in 1919. Simon of Simon-Binet fame had also been here and he’s doing his research into intelligence testing. He didn’t care for the “right-or-wrong” style of the intelligent tests and started interviewing his subjects Instead, he’s going to a boy’s school and used the same psychiatric interviewing methods he’s having been taught the previous year. He’s having also begun to ask how children thought.
Notablebiographies.com More information is available here. Jean Piaget was born on August 9, 1896, in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the son of a historian. Piaget’s early years were influenced largely by the example of his father. He was an intensely focused man who was dedicated to his studies. Piaget gave up recreational activities to study, especially the natural sciences, from an early age. Piaget was just eleven when his notes regarding a rare, part-albino (having exceptionally pale or light skin), sparrow, were published. These notes would be the beginning of over 100 articles and fifty books. Piaget had to hide his youth several times when he submitted his work to magazines. Editors felt young authors had little credibility. This was modified by Gil Jung on August 22, 20,21
The Swiss psychologist and epistemologist Jean Piaget (1896–1980) developed his theory of genetic epistemology throughout a nearly 60-year career as a professor and experimental researcher. His scientific studies began as a young biologist studying the mollusks. He was world-famous for his research on the cognitive development and learning abilities of children before he turned 30. Piaget’s foundational contributions to emerging fields of cognitive psychology, child psychology and educational psychology are largely credited. Development theory. Piaget’s studies on infants, kids, and teenagers provided insights into how knowledge is formed and retained. He was a serious believer in children’s intellectual development and took their thinking seriously. This article was last revised on December 3, 2009 by Ashleyanne Brunner (Cuernavaca Mexico).