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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Cognitive development

BEFORE

1920s Lev Vygotsky develops his theory that cognitive development is a both a social and a cultural process.

1952 Jean Piaget publishes his developmental theories in his book, The Origins of Intelligence in Children.

AFTER

1960s The teaching program “Man: A Course of Study (MACOS),” based on Bruner’s theories, is adopted in schools in the US, the UK, and Australia.

1977 Albert Bandura publishes Social Learning Theory, which looks at development through a mixture of behavioral and cognitive aspects.

The field of developmental psychology was dominated throughout much of the 20th century by Jean Piaget, who ...

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