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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 4,115,442 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean Piaget is the 3rd most popular psychologist, the 6th most popular biography from Switzerland 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 183Before him are Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. After him are Abraham Maslow, Alfred Adler, Wilhelm Wundt, Lev Vygotsky, Erich Fromm, John Dewey, Jacques Lacan, William James, and Erik Erikson.

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Among people born in 1896, Jean Piaget ranks 1After him are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Wallis Simpson, Lev Vygotsky, Georgy Zhukov, André Breton, Imre Nagy, Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Antonin Artaud, and Eugenio Montale. Among people deceased in 1980, Jean Piaget ranks 5Before him are Jean-Paul Sartre, Josip Broz Tito, Alfred Hitchcock, and Karl Dönitz. After him are John Lennon, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, Steve McQueen, Bon Scott, and Jesse Owens.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Jean Piaget ranks 6 out of 876Before him are Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712), Leonhard Euler (1707), Le Corbusier (1887), Paracelsus (1493), and Carl Jung (1875). After him are Henry Dunant (1828), Ferdinand de Saussure (1857), Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746), Jean-Paul Marat (1743), Sepp Blatter (1936), 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), Édouard Claparède (1873), Auguste Forel (1848), and Théodore Flournoy (1854).