Jean Piaget

Cognitive development


Cognitive development is a theory about the nature and development of human intelligence. This theory deals with the nature of knowledge and how we gradually come to acquire, construct, and use that knowledge. His developmental stage theory had four stages: sensorimotor stage, preoperational stage, concrete operational stage, and formal operational stage.

Major Works:
(1977). The Grasp of Consciousness: Action and concept in the young child. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  • (1955). The Child's Construction of Reality. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  • The mechanisms of perception
  • (1972). Psychology and Epistemology: Towards a Theory of Knowledge. Harmondsworth: Penguin.
  • The child's conception of time
  • (1953). Logic and Psychology. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Memory and intelligence
  • (1975). The Origin of the Idea of Chance in Children. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  • Mental imagery in the child
  • (1981). Intelligence and Affectivity. Their Relationship during Child Development. Palo Alto: Annual Reviews.
  • (1989). Psychogenesis and the History of Science. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • (1966). Mathematical Epistemology and Psychology. Dordrecht: D. Reidel.