53 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Jean Piaget On Children, Learning And Psychology
One of the greatest minds in the field of Developmental psychology and epistemology, Jean Piaget was a renowned Swiss clinical psychologist. He gained prominence due to his groundbreaking theories of genetic epistemology, constructivism, egocentrism, theory of cognitive development and object permanence. Influenced by the works of Immanuel Kant, Pierre Janet and James Mark Baldwin, he went on to postulate Piaget's theory of cognitive development and epistemological view. These theories made great contribution towards the development of genetic epistemology. His trailblazing research and theories on child development influenced the likes of Jerome Bruner, Kenneth Kaye, Lawrence Kohlberg, Robert Kegan, Howard Gardner and Thomas Kuhn. Piaget established the ‘International Center for Genetic Epistemology’ in Geneva which went on to be known as “Piaget’s Factory”. Ernst von Glasersfeld went on to state that Jean Piaget was “the great pioneer of the constructivist theory of knowing”. Majority of his ideas went on to receive recognition posthumously, which played a key role in the birth of major sub-discipline in psychology. Here are some of the most enlightening quotes from one of the greatest minds in the field of psychology, which have been excerpted from his work, research, writings and books. Following are some of the most renowned quotations and thoughts by Jean Piaget.