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    Cognitive Psychology - Jean Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

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    How has Jean Piaget contributed to the existing research pertaining to cognitive theories? Describe Jean Piaget's theory and contributions to existing research. In addition, provide an example of how people can apply this theory in the past and how are people using it today.

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    Jean Piaget was considered a Developmental Psychologist due to his focus on the cognitive development in children. His contribution to existing research in cognitive theories began in 1936, as he became the first psychologist to make a systematic study of cognitive development. His contribution differed from past theories because he was the first to consider by which processes does an infant come to develop into an individual who can reason and think. Prior to Piaget's work, psychologist simply believed children were less skilled at complex thought than adults. Piaget believed that children have a very simple and genetically inherited mental structure that all experiences learned from their environment are built upon.

    Among Piaget's contributions to existing research is his ...

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    What is Jean Piaget's theory of Cognitive Development. How has Jean Piaget's theory been a great addition to current developmental theory?