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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 4,769,318 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Jean Piaget is the 3rd most popular psychologist, the 7th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 6th 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 235Before him are Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. After him are Alfred Adler, Abraham Maslow, Erich Fromm, Lev Vygotsky, Wilhelm Wundt, Jacques Lacan, John Dewey, Viktor Frankl, and William James.

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Among people born in 1896, Jean Piaget ranks 3Before him are F. Scott Fitzgerald and Wallis Simpson. After him are Georgy Zhukov, Lev Vygotsky, Imre Nagy, André Breton, Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Paula Hitler, Konstantin Rokossovsky, and Antonin Artaud. Among people deceased in 1980, Jean Piaget ranks 6Before him are Josip Broz Tito, Jean-Paul Sartre, Karl Dönitz, Alfred Hitchcock, and John Lennon. After him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, Bon Scott, Oskar Kokoschka, and Steve McQueen.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jean Piaget ranks 7 out of 1,015Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712), Leonhard Euler (1707), Le Corbusier (1887), Paracelsus (1493), Henry Dunant (1828), and Carl Jung (1875). After him are Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Sepp Blatter (1936), Huldrych Zwingli (1484), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), and Paul Klee (1879).

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), Auguste Forel (1848), Édouard Claparède (1873), Edgar Schein (1928), Otto Binswanger (1852), and Théodore Flournoy (1854).