Jean Piaget (1896–1980) was listed among the 100 most important persons in the twentieth century by Time magazine, and his work - with its distinctive account of human development - has had a tremendous influence on a range of disciplines from philosophy to education, and notably in developmental psychology. The Cambridge Companion to Piaget provides a comprehensive introduction to different aspects of Piaget's work in a manner that does not eschew engagement with the complexities of subjects or debates yet is accessible to upper-level undergraduate students. Each chapter is a specially commissioned essay written by an expert on the subject matter. Thus, the book will also be of interest to academic psychologists, educational psychologists, and philosophers.
• Comprehensive introduction into key aspects of Piaget's work • Written by experts in the field • Accessible to advanced undergraduate students
1. Introduction: overview Ulrich Müller, Jeremy I. M. Carpendale, and Leslie Smith; 2. The historical context of Piaget's ideas Maryléne Bennour and Jacques Vonéche; 3. Piaget's developmental epistemology Leslie Smith; 4. Piaget's biology John G. Messerly; 5. On the concept(s) of the social in Piaget Richard F. Kitchener; 6. Piaget on equilibration Jan Boom; 7. Constructive processes: abstraction, generalization, and dialectics Robert L. Campbell; 8. Piaget and method Trevor Bond and Anastasia Tryphon; 9. Infancy Ulrich Müller; 10. Childhood Maximilian B. Bibok, Ulrich Müller, and Jeremy I. M. Carpendale; 11. Adolescence David Moshman; 12. Piaget's theory of moral development Jeremy I. M. Carpendale; 13. Piaget's enduring contribution to a science of consciousness Michel Ferrari; 14. Piaget and affectivity Bryan W. Sokol and Stuart I. Hammond; 15. Piaget's pedagogy Leslie Smith; 16. Piaget in the United States, 1925–71 Yeh Hsueh; 17. The mind's staircase revised Thomas Kesselring; 18. Dynamic development: a neo-Piagetian approach L. Todd Rose and Kurt W. Fischer.