I engage my subjects in conversation, patterned after psychiatric questioning, with the aim of discovering something about the reasoning underlying their right but especially their wrong answers.

Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget

Profession: Psychologist
Nationality: Swiss

Some suggestions for you :

Childish egocentrism is, in its essence, an inability to differentiate between the ego and the social environment.

Play is the work of childhood.

From the moral as from the intellectual point of view, the child is born neither good nor bad but master of his destiny.

Egocentrism appears to us as a form of behavior intermediate between purely individual and socialized behavior.

Reflective abstraction, however, is based not on individual actions but on coordinated actions.

Logic and mathematics are nothing but specialised linguistic structures.

Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality.

All morality consists in a system of rules, and the essence of all morality is to be sought for in the respect which the individual acquires for these rules.

Logical positivists have never taken psychology into account in their epistemology, but they affirm that logical beings and mathematical beings are nothing but linguistic structures.

The more the schemata are differentiated, the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes, so that novelty, instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject, becomes a problem and invites searching.

Logical activity is not the whole of intelligence. One can be intelligent without being particularly logical.

In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology, too, there is never an absolute beginning.

The goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.

I always like to think on a problem before reading about it.