What would be an example of an argument against Piaget's theory about how children think based on subsequent research.Please provide a source that could be used to substantiate this and for further research and discussion.
A most interesting dissection of Piaget's work can be found in the excerpts found in this book, viewable at this address: http://books.google.com/books?id=j3bTqBYYtBYC&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=refuting+Piaget&source=bl&ots=O7YMcnpA8-&sig=Lm8_mdSPTGGjyIqz40YodMpOf4w&hl=en&ei=7LT8TNWwB4qa8QPv-r3mCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDMQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q&f=false
A scholarly reference which contains information that refutes Piaget's theories is at the following site: http://www.simplypsychology.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/piaget.html
This site points out that Piaget used poor scientific methods for his "research" (biased samples) and contains the following quote:
"The concept of schema is incompatible with the theories of Bruner and Vygotsky. Behaviourism would also refute Piaget's schema theory."
Any source discussing Behaviorism would refute Piaget's theories, as well as any discussion of the theories of Bruner and Vygotsky.
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Discussion of Piaget's theories of social cognition and development, and criticisms or his theories by later researchers. Web-based references cited.