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The Psychology of the Child


reviewed by Edward A. Chittenden 1970

coverTitle: The Psychology of the Child
Author(s): Jean Piaget, Barbel Inhelder
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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In the past year and a half several new publications about Piaget and the research at Geneva have appeared. Where once Flavell's book pretty much constituted the reference on this subject, today the reader has at least a half-dozen works available for help in assimilat­ing Piaget. The Psychology of the Child by Piaget and Inhelder may now be added to this category. Under one cover, in the space of approximately 150 pages (a remarkable brevity for Piaget) the au­thors bring together some major findings from the past 50 years of research, and they state rather concisely their theoretical position as it has evolved to the present time. This is the book that many of Piaget's admirers of this country have long been asking for—a book which would coordinate central findings reported in Piaget's diverse writings (now numbering 25 to 30 books and hundreds of articles) and would condense his ideas without watering them down. I believe that the authors have accomplished their stated purpose of synthesizing their... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 3, 1970, p. 521-524
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1816, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 10:00:25 AM

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