What is Jean Piaget?

  • (noun): Swiss psychologist remembered for his studies of cognitive development in children (1896-1980).
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Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget (; 9 August 1896 – 16 September 1980) was a French-speaking Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher known for his epistemological studies with children. He was the eldest son of Arthur Piaget (Swiss) and Rebecca Jackson (French). His theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together called "genetic epistemology".

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