Jean Piaget, after a successful career as a biologist studying mollusk, changed his research to studying the development of children's understanding. He did this through observation, conversation, and just listening to them as they worked on exercises that he set up. His theoretical views were influential in other's work, particularly his insight on how children understand the world. His main premise was that some children cannot perform certain tasks until they are psychologically mature and able to do so.
Another premise to his theory was that children's brains do not develop smoothly. He contends that there a certain points in the child's life where development takes off and new abilities are shown quickly. Piaget saw these fast ...
Summarize the key components of Piaget's Theory of Development. How is this theory similar to and different from Information Processing Theories?