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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

1-10 of 32 results in Jean Piaget Symposia Series
  1. Conceptual Development

    Piaget's Legacy

    Edited by Ellin Kofsky Scholnick, Katherine Nelson, Susan A. Gelman, Patricia H. Miller

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    This book examines a key issue in current cognitive theories - the nature of representation. Each chapter is characterized by attempts to frame hot topics in cognitive development within the landscape of current developmental theorizing and the past legacy of genetic epistemology. The chapters...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Psychology Press

  2. Culture, Thought, and Development

    Edited by Larry Nucci, Geoffrey B. Saxe, Elliot Turiel

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    In this volume, the reader will find a host of fresh perspectives. Authors seek to reconceptualize problems, offering new frames for understanding relations between culture and human development. Contributors include scholars from the disciplines of philosophy, law, theology, anthropology,...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Psychology Press

  3. Reductionism and the Development of Knowledge

    Edited by Terrance Brown, Leslie Smith

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    Among the many conceits of modern thought is the idea that philosophy, tainted as it is by subjective evaluation, is a shaky guide for human affairs. People, it is argued, are better off if they base their conduct either on know-how with its pragmatic criterion of truth (i.e., possibility) or on...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Psychology Press

  4. Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development

    The Development and Consequences of Symbolic Communication

    Edited by Eric Amsel, James P. Byrnes

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    Language, Literacy, and Cognitive Development addresses the impact of language and literacy on cognitive development. Top researchers examine the cognitive significance of the growth in children's ability to express themselves symbolically, whether that involves communicating linguistically,...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Psychology Press

  5. Developmental Perspectives on Embodiment and Consciousness

    Edited by Willis Overton, Ulrich Mueller, Judith Newman

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    Until recently, the body has been largely ignored in theories and empirical research in psychology, particularly in developmental psychology. Recently however, several conceptions of the relation between body and mind have been developed. Common among these conceptions is the idea that the body...

    Published November 27th 2012 by Psychology Press

  6. Social Development, Social Inequalities, and Social Justice

    Edited by Cecilia Wainryb, Judith G. Smetana, Elliot Turiel

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    This volume considers previously separate bodies of research on social justice, social equality, and social development. Eminent scholars from a variety of disciplines discuss the latest research to help us understand the relation between social inequalities and social development. In so doing, the...

    Published November 27th 2012 by Psychology Press

  7. Changing Conceptions of Psychological Life

    Edited by Cynthia Lightfoot, Michael Chandler, Chris Lalonde

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    Changing Conceptions of Psychological Life is an interdisciplinary look at personal constructions of self. This book is a product of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society. The contributing authors constitute the original cast invited to speak on the theme of how individuals come to...

    Published November 27th 2012 by Psychology Press

  8. Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience

    Edited by Philip David Zelazo, Michael Chandler, Eveline Crone

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    This volume in the JPS Series is intended to help crystallize the emergence of a new field, "Developmental Social Cognitive Neuroscience," aimed at elucidating the neural correlates of the development of socio-emotional experience and behavior. No one any longer doubts that infants are born...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Psychology Press

  9. Social Life and Social Knowledge

    Toward a Process Account of Development

    Edited by Ulrich Mueller, Jeremy I.M. Carpendale, Nancy Budwig, Bryan Sokol

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    In this new volume, leading researchers provide state-of-the-art perspectives on how social interaction influences the development of knowledge. The book integrates approaches from a variety of disciplines including developmental psychology, psychopathology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology,...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Psychology Press

  10. Art and Human Development

    Edited by Constance Milbrath, Cynthia Lightfoot

    Series: Jean Piaget Symposia Series

    This interdisciplinary volume explores art, its development, and its role in the construction of knowledge. Presenting theory and research on artistic development as a cultural and creative endeavor, contributors examine the origins of human art during the Paleolithic cultural revolution, as part...

    Published July 26th 2012 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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