A Students' Guide to Piaget

A Students' Guide to Piaget

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Author: D. G. Boyle
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154824

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A Students' Guide to Piaget is a students' guide to the work of Jean Piaget, one of the most influential thinkers in contemporary psychology. It discusses Piaget's multifarious epistemological interests, his developmental psychology, and his solutions to the problems of mathematical epistemology. Piaget's contributions to education, as well as his early work on children's language and cognitive development, are also examined. This book is comprised of 10 chapters and begins with an overview of the major problem that confronts students when they first encounter Piaget's work: why he has done it. Piaget's attempt to answer some very important questions in the branch of philosophy called epistemology is also considered. The next chapter introduces the reader to the basic concepts of Piaget's psychology and his concern with the development of intelligence. The discussion then turns to his views about the sensorimotor phase, pre-operational thinking, and operational thinking in children. A brief summary of developmental periods in Piaget's psychology is presented, and his solutions to the problems of mathematical epistemology are outlined. The remaining chapters focus on Piaget's preoccupation with genetic epistemology, his contributions to education, and his work on children's language and cognitive development. The final chapter analyzes some of the objections that have been raised or may be raised to Piaget's work. This monograph will be a useful resource for psychology students.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Symbols Used

    I Genetic Epistemology

    Chapter 1. The Problems to be Solved

    II Piaget's Developmental Psychology

    Chapter 2. The Basic Concepts of Piaget's Psychology

    Chapter 3. The Sensorimotor Phase and Pre-operational Thinking

    The Sensorimotor Phase

    The Pre-operational Phase

    Chapter 4. Operational Thinking

    Groups, Lattices and Groupings

    Groupings of Classes and Relations in the Phase of Concrete Operations

    The Language of Symbolic Logic

    Logic and Psychology

    The Limitations of the Concrete Operations Phase

    The Phase of Formal Operations

    Attainments of the Formal Operations Phase

    Chapter 5. A Brief Summary of Developmental Periods in Piaget's Psychology

    I Sensorimotor Phase

    II Pre-operational Phase

    III Phase of Concrete Operations

    IV Phase of Formal Operations

    III Epistemology and Psychology

    Chapter 6. Piaget's Solutions to the Problems of Mathematical Epistemology

    IV Perspective

    Chapter 7. More about Genetic Epistemology

    Chapter 8. Piaget's Contributions to Education

    Chapter 9. Language and Cognitive Development

    Chapter 10. Some Points of Criticism


    Suggestions for Further Reading

Product details

  • No. of pages: 166
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154824

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D. G. Boyle

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