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Cognitive Development Theory – Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a Swiss psychologist known for his cognitive development theory.  This theory focused on the development of intelligence in children.


Call Numbers for Searching the Shelves

  •  BF311
  •  BF723 .C5

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Cohen, David. How the Child’s Mind Develops. 2002.

                      Call Number: BF723 .C5 C6363 2002

  •  Droz, R. and M. Rahmy. Understanding Piaget. 1976.

                      Call Number: BF311 .D7613

  •   Gruber, Howard E. and J. Jacques Voneche (Eds.). The Essential Piaget. 1977.

                       Call Number: BF723 .C5 P494

  •   Phillips, John L., Jr. Piaget’s Theory: A Primer. 1981.

                      Call Number: BF311 .P523 P48

  •     Singer, Dorothy and Tracey Revenson. A Piaget Primer: How a Child Thinks. 1996.

                        Call Number: BF723 .C5 S6 1996


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  •  Cognitive Development Theory (Keywords Anywhere)
  •  Piaget, Jean (Subject Keywords)

Reference Materials

  •  Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 2nd Ed.  Call Number: REF BF31 .E553 1996

o   Pgs. 688-690

  •   Dictionary of Psychology.  Call Number: REF BF31 .C65 2001

o   Pgs. 559-560

  •  Encyclopedia of Psychology.  Call Number: REF BF31 .E52 2000

o   Vol. 6, pgs. 193-196

  •   Psychology Basics, Revised Ed.  Call Number: REF BF31 .P765 2005

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 172-178


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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on April 19, 2006

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