© 1976

Piaget and His School

A Reader in Developmental Psychology

  • Bärbel Inhelder
  • Harold H. Chipman
  • Charles Zwingmann

Part of the Springer Study Edition book series (SSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Bärbel Inhelder
      Pages 1-7
  3. Theoretical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Jean Piaget
      Pages 11-23
    3. Jean Piaget, Bärbel Inhelder
      Pages 24-35
    4. Jean Piaget
      Pages 45-62
  4. Experiments in Cognitive Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Jean Piaget
      Pages 89-99
    3. Bärbel Inhelder
      Pages 100-120
    4. Bärbel Inhelder
      Pages 134-149
    5. Bärbel Inhelder
      Pages 150-165
  5. Developmental Approach to Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Hermine Sinclair
      Pages 189-204
    3. Hermine Sinclair
      Pages 205-218
  6. Psychopathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219

About this book


Inhelder in her introduction. The reason for this unity is that explanatory adequacy can be attained only by exploring the formative and constructive aspects of development. To explain a psychologic reaction or a cognitive mechanism (at all levels, including that of scientific thought) is not simply to describe them, but to comprehend the processes by which they were formed; failing that, one can but note results without grasping their meaning. JEAN PlACET VI Man distinguishes himself from other creatures primarily by his abstract reasoning capacity and his ability to communicate his knowledge by highly complex symbolic processes. What is called "humanity" and progress is to a large degree a measure of his consciousness and the deployment of his creative potentials. There are few scientists who have explored the universe of cogni­ tion, and contributed to the understanding of the realm of knowledge, with greater genius, care, and scientific intuition than Jean Piaget and his longtime collaborator Barbel Inhelder. Professor Inhelder and her assistant Dr. Harold Chipman realized this book in spite of the heavy load of research, teaching, and administra­ tive duties in a rapidly expanding Institute. It is therefore a particular pleasure for me to presen t this book.


Entwicklungspsychologie Jean Piaget Piaget Piaget, Jean development developmental psychology psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Bärbel Inhelder
    • 1
  • Harold H. Chipman
    • 1
  • Charles Zwingmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculté de Psychologie et des Sciences de l’ÉducationUniversité IIGenève 4Switzerland
  2. 2.GenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Piaget and His School
  • Book Subtitle A Reader in Developmental Psychology
  • Editors B. Inhelder
    H.H. Chipman
  • Series Title Springer Study Edition
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-07248-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-46323-5
  • Series ISSN 0172-6234
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 302
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Developmental Psychology
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