Jean Piaget 's Theory Of Psychology

744 Words Nov 16th, 2015 3 Pages
Justin Waite

The Study of Jean Piaget

11/16/2015 Born on August 9, 1986 in Neuchatel, Switzerland, Jean Piaget was one of the most influential theorist in the field of early childhood development and psychology that ever existed. His input towards human intelligence is second to none. Piaget learned the value of hard work from his father who was a medieval history writer. His mother was also very intelligent. Although she was a very bright and energetic individual, she was also mentally ill and that has some very troublesome effects on the everyday family life for them. These mental issues are what encouraged Piaget to study psychology in the first place. At such a young age, Piaget became very interested in many things such as birds, mechanics, seashells, and fossils. He also became a very active scholar publishing his first paper at age ten. When he was only twenty-two years old, he received his Ph. D. in science from the University of Neuchatel. In 1919, Piaget boarded a train to Paris, France and spent two years studying pathological psychology at the Sorbonne. This is where he learned to interview and interact with mental patients. During this time, Piaget was asked to work at Binet’s laboratory by Theodore Simon. His job was to refine Binet’s reasoning test. Here, is where Piaget began to investigate and study children’s mindset and reasoning and where that corresponded with the age they were at. He would ask children questions and simply just study…
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