Introducing the Basics

Jean Piaget

Why is Piaget’s work important?

Freud told us about desire, the behaviorists told us about behavior, and Piaget told us about the way we think and how that develops across childhood. Perhaps more than anyone else, he has told us about how we make sense of our environment, the processes by which we interpret it. His work has been profoundly influential to many branches of psychology: developmental, cognitive, educational, and even clinical.


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