Jean Piaget 's Theory Of Cognitive Development Essay

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Jean Piaget, developmental psychologist and epistemologist, known for his constructivism, genetic epistemology, theory of cognitive development, object permanence, and egocentrism has become one of the world’s greatest developmental psychologists, famous for his theory of cognitive development. Jean Piaget a Swiss biologist and psychologist, was the first born to Rebecca Jackson, a Calvinist and caregiver, and Arthur Piaget, a medieval literature teacher at the University on August 9, 1896, in Neuchatel, Switzerland (Patterson). Arthur Piaget, held a passionate dedication to his studies, a trait young Jean began to emulate from an early age. At the age of 10, Piaget held a fascination with mollusks which drew him to the museum of natural history, where he became intrigued and spent hours upon hours staring at the specimens. When Piaget turned eleven he attended Neuchatel Latin High School, where he wrote a scientific paper on the albino sparrow, which launched his scientific career, consisting of numerous books and articles. After Jean’s high school graduation, he attended the University of Neuchatel where he received his doctorate in zoology. Years later, after his departure from the University of Neuchatel, he spent a semester at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, where he took a shine to psychoanalysis, and attended many of Carl Jung’s lectures. Jean left Switzerland to study abnormal psychology and logic in France, where he ended up working as well. He later spent…

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