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Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s Theories of Cognitive Development Piaget Piaget is referred to as one of the founders of the cognitive development theory. Huitt and Hummel (2003) claim that he was the most influential researchers in the field of psychology in the 20 th century. He examines how people constructs mental models of the world (McLeod, 2018). He did not believe that intellect was based on a fix trait. Instead, Piaget believed that there were variables that played a role in how people learn, mature, and interact with others. Piaget’s theory was more-so focused on development rather than learning. According to Piaget’s Theory, the child seeks to construct an understanding of the world, the developing brain creates schemas to organize knowledge. According to Huitt and Hummel (2003), Piaget’s theory suggested that people learn from their environments, they learn through assimilation and accommodation, through interactions with their social environments. Piaget had established stages of cognitive

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