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R. OkunevThe Psychology of Evolving Technologyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-8686-9_6

6. Piaget’s Life and Cognitive Developmental Stages

Rhoda Okunev1  
Tamarac, FL, USA

Jean Piaget was a Swiss developmental psychologist who lived from 1896 to 1980. In this chapter, we will first take a quick look at his life and at his work and then turn our attention to his four main developmental stages: sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational. The substages of Piaget development theory will not be reviewed in this book. Piaget cognitive theory is important even today because it helps us understand that even with all these technological ...

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