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okay Works sources in nicely Biography Jean Piaget was born of August 9 1896 in the town of Neuchatel Switzerland His father was a university history professor and his mother was a staunch Calvinist housewife Prior to 1930 many of his writings dealt with religious issues acquired from this background From early childhood however Piaget was primarily interested in the fields of science At age ten Piaget published his first scientific paper on the subject of Zoology in Le Rameau de sapin a Swiss magazine The three paragraph article was based on an experience with an albino sparrow which young Jean had seen in the park By age 16 Piagets scientific research focused on mollusks and had been published in both the Journal de la conchycologie and Revue suisse de zoologie His interests in natural science led him to the University of Neuchatel where in 1918 he obtained a doctorate degree However Piagets initial scientific interests were broader that strict science encompassing philosophy sociology religion and psychology Piaget once said For my part I decided to devote myself to philosophy as soon as I discovered it Cohen His initial work with juvenile reasoning led to a position with JJ Rousseau Institute in Geneva in 1921 Piaget also interned in Eugen Bleulers psychiatric clinic in Zurich and Alfred Binets laboratory school in Paris In the latter he was engaged in standardized mental testing In 1923 the Language of Thought of The Child his first book was published Eventually Piaget became a professor of both psychology and the philosophy of science He taught in a wide range of colleges and universities throughout France and Switzerland In 1941 Piaget became the co-director of the Institute of Educational Sciences for the University of Geneva in Switzerland While in Geneva he also founded the International Center of Genetic Epistemology in 1955 Piaget also held the position of
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