The Life of Piaget

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  • Born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    Jean Piaget was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • At age 10, he published his first paper on his sighting of an albino sparrow

  • received his Doctorate in Science from the University of Neuchâtel

  • taught psychology and philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris

  • 1st article on the psychology of intelligence was published in the Journal de Psychologie

  • became director of studies at the Institut J. J. Rousseau in Geneva, where he began researching with his students the reasoning of elementary school children

  • Married student/co-worker Valentine Châtenay

  • 1st daughter was born, Jacqueline

  • 2nd daughter was born, Lucienne

  • only son was born, Laurent

  • Received an honorary degree from Harvard

  • became chair of Experimental Psychology, the Director of the psychology laboratory, and the president of the Swiss Society of Psychology

  • gave a series of lectures at the Collège de France, during the Nazi occupation of France

    These lectures became known as The Psychology of Intelligence. At the end of the war, he was named President of the Swiss Commission of UNESCO.
  • Received an honorary degree from Sorbonne

  • Received an honorary degree from the University of Brussels and the University of Brazil

  • Became a professor at the Sorbonne

  • Created the International Center for Genetic Epistemology, of which he was director for the rest of his life

  • Created the School of Sciences at the University of Geneva

  • Death in Geneva

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    worked as the director of the International Bureau of Education

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    Published his synthesis, Introduction to Genetic Epistemology