2914527_famous_psychologist_Jean Piaget

2914527_famous_psychologist_Jean Piaget - 1, Perez Piaget...

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1, Perez Piaget was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. His father, name was Arthur Piaget, a professor of medieval at the University of Neuchâtel. Piaget was an intelligent child who developed an interest in biology and the natural world, particularly mollusks, and even published a number of papers before he graduated from high school. Over the course of his career, Piaget wrote more than sixty books and several hundred articles. Piaget received a Ph.D. in natural science from the University of Neuchâtel, he got many Honorary Doctorate degrees Harvard (1936), Manchester (1959), Cambridge (1962), Bristol (1970), CNAA (1975) and 26 other universities and he studied briefly at the University of Zürich. During this time, he published two philosophical papers which showed the direction of his thinking at the time, but which he later dismissed as adolescent work. His interest in psychoanalysis, a strain of psychological thought burgeoning at that time, can also be dated to this period. He got Erasmus Prize (1972) and 11 other international prizes. Jean Piaget showed his scientific promise early: at ten, he observed a rare part- albino sparrow and wrote a note about it, which he submitted to a scientific journal. The journal published the note--the first of the vast number of articles and more than thirty books Piaget has authored and seen into print. Soon after, he became an apprentice of the curator of the museum in his native town of Neuchâtel. The curator, a biologist, had a fine collection of mollusks, Piaget began to observe mollusks on his own and again published his findings in Swiss scientific journals. By the time he was sixteen he had quite a respectable bibliography; indeed, so respectable that he was offered, sight unseen,
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2, Perez the post of curator of the mollusk collection at the museum in Geneva--an offer he had to turn down because he was still in high school. In 1923, he married with Valentine Châtenay. The couple had three children, Jacqueline, Lucienne and Laurent whose intellectual development from infancy to language was studied by Piaget. Although biology was Piaget's first love, and the discipline in which he received his doctorate with a thesis on mollusks, he did not find it entirely satisfying. For one thing, he was interested in philosophical questions regarding the problem of "how we know," and his work in biology was not a sufficiently direct route to solving that problem. Then, too, he realized that he lacked the dexterity--and perhaps the stomach
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course MIS 1793 taught by Professor Stevealex during the Spring '10 term at Windsor.

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