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Critical Thinking Paper Piagets Cognitive Development General Psychology Cognitive development is the process whereby a childs understanding of the world changes as a function of age and experience Theories of cognitive development seek to explain the quantitative and qualitative intellectual abilities that occur during development No theory of cognitive development has had more impact than the cognitive stages that Piaget presented Jean Piaget founded the regulation in its current form and his ideas methods and findings have shaped work in the filed for more than half a century Piaget a Swiss psychologist philosopher and logician developed a theory of intellect formation based on the basis of the in-depth study of children Piagets genetic epistemology which was a study of how children and how they develop concepts and cognitive capacities through human and individual growth While in Paris Piaget devised and administered many reading tests to school children and became interested not in their correct answers but in their incorrect answers He wanted to explore the reasoning process that children have By 1921 he began to publish his research findings In 1929 he joined the University of Geneva as a professor of child psychology and through his experience at Geneva he became one of the most influential theorists in the area of cognitive development He stayed at the university until his death in 1980 Piaget saw the child as constantly creating and recreating his own model of reality achieving mental augmentation by integrating simpler concepts into higher level concepts at each stage He argued for a genetic epistemology which was a timetable established b y the nature for the improvement of the childs capability of the childs aptitude to think and he traced four stages of development I will be explaining these stages in the following paragraphs If we examine the intellectual development of the individual or of the whole of humanity we shall find that
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