Jean Piaget

1896 - 1980

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Jean William Fritz Piaget (UK: , US: , French: [ʒɑ̃ pjaʒɛ]; 9 August 1896 – 16 September 1980) was a Swiss psychologist known for his work on child development. Piaget's theory of cognitive development and epistemological view are together called "genetic epistemology".Piaget placed great importance on the education of children. As the Director of the International Bureau of Education, he declared in 1934 that "only education is capable of saving our societies from possible collapse, whether violent, or gradual". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Piaget has received more than 3,972,629 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Jean Piaget is the 3rd most popular psychologist, the 6th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 7th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Swiss Psychologist.

Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist who studied the cognitive development of children. He is most famous for his theory of cognitive development, which states that children develop in four stages: sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational.

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Among psychologists, Jean Piaget ranks 3 out of 182Before him are Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. After him are Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, Lev Vygotsky, Erik Erikson, Wilhelm Wundt, and William James.

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Among people born in 1896, Jean Piaget ranks 2Before him is F. Scott Fitzgerald. After him are Wallis Simpson, Georgy Zhukov, Lev Vygotsky, André Breton, Imre Nagy, Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Antonin Artaud, Trygve Lie, and Konstantin Rokossovsky. Among people deceased in 1980, Jean Piaget ranks 6Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre, Josip Broz Tito, Alfred Hitchcock, John Lennon, and Karl Dönitz. After him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Jesse Owens, Steve McQueen, Roland Barthes, and Bon Scott.

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Among people born in Switzerland, Jean Piaget ranks 6 out of 749Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712), Leonhard Euler (1707), Le Corbusier (1887), Carl Jung (1875), and Paracelsus (1493). After him are Henry Dunant (1828), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Paul Klee (1879), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among psychologists born in Switzerland, Jean Piaget ranks 2Before him are Carl Jung (1875). After him are Hermann Rorschach (1884), Ludwig Binswanger (1881), Édouard Claparède (1873), and Auguste Forel (1848).