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Jean Piaget Symposia Series

Each year, following their annual meeting, the Jean Piaget Society publishes an edited volume. This approximately 300-page volume covers the main themes of the symposium and is published by Psychology Press.

Members of the society receive the volume free of charge. Non-members can order copies from this website.

About the Jean Piaget Society

The Jean Piaget Society, established in 1970, has an international, interdisciplinary membership of scholars, teachers and researchers interested in exploring the nature of the developmental construction of human knowledge. The Society was named in honor of the Swiss developmentalist, Jean Piaget, who made major theoretical and empirical contributions to our understanding of the origins and evolution of knowledge.

The Society's aim is to provide an open forum, through symposia, books, our journal, and other publications, for the presentation and discussion of scholarly work on issues related to human knowledge and its development. The Society further encourages the application of advances in the understanding of development to education and other domains.

In 1989, the name of the Society was changed to Jean Piaget Society: Society for the Study of Knowledge and Development.

You can find out more on the Jean Piaget Society website at http://www.piaget.org/ .

New and Published Books

11-20 of 28 results in Jean Piaget Symposia Series
  1. Play and Development

    Evolutionary, Sociocultural, and Functional Perspectives

    Edited by Artin Goncu, Suzanne Gaskins

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    Children's play is a universal human activity, and one that serves a significant purpose in personal development. Throughout this volume, which is an extension of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, the editors and contributors explore assumptions about play and its status as a...

    Published January 15th 2007 by Psychology Press

  2. Biology and Knowledge Revisited

    From Neurogenesis to Psychogenesis

    Edited by Sue Taylor Parker, Jonas Langer, Constance Milbrath

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    Based on the Annual Symposium of the Jean Piaget Society, Biology and Knowledge Revisited focuses on the classic issue of the relationship between nature and nurture in cognitive and linguistic development, and their neurological substrates. Contributors trace the history of ideas concerning the...

    Published December 7th 2004 by Psychology Press

  3. Piaget, Evolution, and Development

    Edited by Jonas Langer, Melanie Killen

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    Based on the 25th Anniversary Symposium of the Jean Piaget Society, this book represents cutting-edge work on the mechanisms of cognitive, social, and cultural development. The authors-anthropologists, biologists, historians of science, paleontologists, and psychologists-believe that a rebirth is...

    Published June 1st 1998 by Psychology Press

  4. Change and Development

    Issues of Theory, Method, and Application

    Edited by Eric Amsel, K. Ann Renninger, Ann Renninger

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    This book and the symposium on which it was based were designed to cross the boundaries of subdiscipline and theoretical orientation to address four critical issues in understanding development: explanation of change and development; the nature and process of change; forms of variability in...

    Published July 1st 1997 by Psychology Press

  5. Values and Knowledge

    Edited by Edward S. Reed, Elliot Turiel, Terrance Brown

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    It is widely recognized that a person's values will profoundly affect what that person attends to, thinks about, and remembers. Yet, despite this, psychologists have only begun to study and think about the deep connections between values and knowledge. This volume explores this important area in...

    Published March 1st 1996 by Psychology Press

  6. Development and Vulnerability in Close Relationships

    Edited by Gil G. Noam, Kurt W. Fischer

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    How do people develop in their important relationships? How do two people come together to form a new, close relationship? How do relationships affect or determine who we are and who we become? These questions should be central to the study of mind and development, but most researchers neglect...

    Published January 1st 1996 by Psychology Press

  7. The Nature and Ontogenesis of Meaning

    Edited by Willis F. Overton, David S. Palermo

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    Throughout its evolution, Piaget's theory has placed meaning at the center of all attempts to understand the nature and development of knowing. For Piaget, all knowing - whether sensorimotor, representational, or reasoned, and whether directed toward successful problem solutions or toward general...

    Published June 1st 1994 by Psychology Press

  8. Development in Context

    Acting and Thinking in Specific Environments

    Edited by Robert H. Wozniak, Kurt W. Fischer

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    In this volume leading developmentalists address the question of how children's thinking develops in context by drawing on the theories of Vygotsky, Gibson, and Piaget. Analyses of the ecology and the dynamics of behavior have become popular, emphasizing the particulars of people acting in specific...

    Published May 1st 1993 by Psychology Press

  9. Piaget's Theory

    Prospects and Possibilities

    Edited by Harry Beilin, Peter B. Pufall

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    This volume marks the 20th Anniversary Symposium of the Jean Piaget Society. Some of the American contributors were among the first to introduce Piaget to developmental and educational psychology in the United States, while some of the international contributors worked with Piaget to develop his...

    Published March 1st 1992 by Psychology Press

  10. The Epigenesis of Mind

    Essays on Biology and Cognition

    Edited by Susan Carey, Rochel Gelman

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    Reflecting the focus of a Jean Piaget Symposium entitled Biology and Knowledge: Structural Constraints on Development, this volume presents many of the emergent themes discussed. Among these themes are: Structural constraints on cognitive development and learning come in many shapes and forms...

    Published April 1st 1991 by Psychology Press

Forthcoming Books

  1. Biology and Knowledge Revisited: From Neurogenesis to Psychogenesis
    Edited by Sue Taylor Parker, Jonas Langer, Constance Milbrath
    To Be Published December 19th 2014
  2. Piaget, Evolution, and Development
    Edited by Jonas Langer, Melanie Killen
    To Be Published December 19th 2014

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