Jean Piaget 's Theory Of Psychology And Human Intelligence

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Abstract Jean Piaget was a developmental psychologist who had a heavy emphasis on children for his study. From this, he developed his Cognitive Theory which consists of three elements: schemas (building blocks of knowledge), adaptation (equilibrium, assimilation, and accommodation), and the four stages of development (sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, formal operational). Through this, we are able to learn of how children develop from adolescence to adulthood. Jean Piaget Jean Piaget’s Biography Jean Piaget, born on August 9, 1896, was an influential experimenter and theorist. His main interests were in the studies of developmental psychology and human intelligence. Although Piaget exhibited his interests in those…show more content…
As a psychoanalysis and working in the field of pathological psychology, his job was to assist individuals in finding out who they are, or in other words, find their purpose for their living, and to find their illnesses (if they otherwise posses one). His godfather, Samuel Cornut, who is also known as the Swiss scholar, influenced Piaget. As an adolescent, Cornut influenced him to become interested in the fields of philosophy and epistemology. Not only was he interested in these fields, but he also possessed a variety of other interests such mechanics, birds, fossils, and seashells. Remarkably, he became an active scholar at such a young age. This is an obvious trait that was transferred from his mother’s intelligent skill. From this, it gave Piaget many potentials and opportunities he can utilize for his future. In the young age of ten, he has already published his first paper. Later on the years, he schooled in the University of Neuchatel in which he received his Ph. D in science at the age of 22. A year later, he finally decided to leave his hometown and moved to Valais, which is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. There, he utilized a method called Lipps’ Statistical in conjunction with biometric studies. This was to find the function of altitude with the variability of land mollusks, such as the snail and slug. Later in the autumn, he traveled to Paris where he studied for pathological
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