The Cambridge companion to Piaget /

Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Mùˆller, Ulrich, 1964-, Carpendale, Jeremy I. M., 1957-, Smith, Leslie, 1943-
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge companions to philosophy.
Online Access: Online version
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Review by Choice Review

Swiss psychologist/philosopher Jean Piaget (1896-1980) is a historical figure--an important one. But is yet another book on his theory really necessary? Perhaps not the present volume. This reviewer found nothing here that is not available elsewhere. Piaget's basic concepts, his theoretical stages (early and later revisions), common misconceptions or misinterpretations of his meaning, relevant criticisms of his work--Muller (Univ. of Victoria, Canada), Carpendale (Simon Fraser Univ., Canada), and Smith (Lancaster Univ., UK) include all this. The volume is positive in tone, respectful of the significant contributions Piaget made. But the book will be difficult going for the average undergraduate because basic child psychology textbooks no longer cover Piaget's theory in depth. Those with a more extensive background may find this companion useful as quick reference. Summing Up: Optional. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. K. L. Hartlep California State University, Bakersfield

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