By Jean Piaget
Edited by Leslie Smith
Routledge – 1995 – 346 pages
Jean Piaget is one of the greatest names in psychology. A knowledge of his ideas is essential for all in psychology and education. Sociological Studies is one of his major works to remain untranslated. Now an international team of Piaget experts has got together to ensure that this important work is available in English.
This classic text, exploring the role of social experience in the development of understanding, shows the general perception of Piaget as someone who took insufficient account of social factors in psychology to be false.
`provides an interesting collection of writings but not from the perpective one might expect. Through these readings we can get a glimpse of how historically Piaet, the man constructs a theory of genetic epistemology.' - British Educ Resh Jrnl
1. Explanation in sociology 2. Essay on the theory of qualitative values in static sociology 3. Logical operations and social life 4. The relationship between morality and law 5. Genetic logic and sociology 6. Individuality in history: the individual and the education of reason 7. The development in the child of the idea of homeland and of foreign relationships (with Anne-Marie Weil) 8. Egocentric thought and sociocentric thought 9. Problems of the social psychology of childhood