Jean Piaget

An examination of the life and theories of Swiss psychologist, Jean Piaget.

This paper explains that Piaget was famous for his pioneering studies of the development of thought processes, particularly in children. It briefly provides a biography of Piaget and then analyzes his theories, focusing on play development in children.
“Piaget’s work on concept formation in children falls into two main phases: an early phase (from 1924 to 1937) in which he established the basic differences between thought processes in children and those in adults, and a late phase (after 1937) in which he carried out detailed investigations of thought development and evolved his theories about concept formation in children – his best-known work.”