Jean Piaget

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Jean Piaget



Cognitive Theory of Development

Married Valentine Châtenay and goes on to have three children. His studies of his children served as the basis of his later theories

How does the nature of thought develop?


Piaget becomes the first psychologist to make a systematic study of the cognitive process

Jean Piaget

Piaget creates of the Cognitive Theory of development


Born in Neuchâtel Switzerland on August 9

Contributions- His work generated interest in cognitive and developmental psychology-He created the International Center for Genetic Epistemology in 1955

Influence on PsychologyPiaget's theories are still studied in the areas of psychology, sociology, education, and genetics. His work mainly influenced how we understand the cognitive development of children.Piaget helped demonstrate that childhood is a unique and important period of human development.


How does child intelligence differ from our own?

Did you know?Piaget had written his first published scientific paper at the age of ten

SesnsorimotorCentered on the infant trying to make sense of the world

PreoperationalFocused on language development and learning

Concrete OperationalChildren gain a better understanding of mental operations

Formal OperationalDevelop skills involving deductive reasoning and logical thought

How does conceptual development occur?

Died in GenevaSwitzerland onSeptember 16

Piagets research still affects our lives today because many believe in the cognitive theory of development. It gives us a basic understanding of how our cognitive mind develops and grows.


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