Jean Piaget And Lev Vygotsky

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Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky are two of the most recognized cognitive psychologists. They developed theories that addressed cognitive development and learning among children.
Jean Piaget Jean Piaget was born on August 9th, 1896, in Switzerland. Piaget’s father demonstrated the importance of being dedicated to his studies and work from a very young age. As a child, this was very influential to him. Piaget’s friends and family were aware of his intelligence from a very young age. Piaget published his first scientific paper about the Albino Sparrow at the age of ten. By the time he turned twenty-one, he had twenty scientific papers published about mollusks. Piaget graduated in 1916 at the age of twenty from the University of Neuchatel, at the age of twenty two, he received his doctorate of Biology. Piaget’s interest in psychology was sparked in 1919. He started to study psychology and carry out research in Zurich, Switzerland, and later in Sorbonne, Paris. At first is was Freudian theories that caught his interest; however, while studying in Paris, he began his studies on cognitive development. During Piaget’s time working in two psychological laboratories in Zurich, Switzerland, he was introduced to psychoanalysis. Later, while in Sorbonne, he studied mental illnesses, logic, and epistemology. In 1920, Piaget and Theodore Simon developed standardized reasoning tests that Piaget later thought were too strict because they were quantitative tests, and he saw that…
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