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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 32 results in Jean Piaget Symposia Series
  1. 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 May 14th 2007 by Psychology Press

  2. 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 14th 2007 by Psychology Press

  3. 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 6th 2004 by Psychology Press

  4. 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 November 11th 2000 by Psychology Press

  5. 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 March 31st 1999 by Psychology Press

  6. 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 July 12th 1998 by Psychology Press

  7. 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 May 31st 1998 by Psychology Press

  8. 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 June 30th 1997 by Psychology Press

  9. 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 February 29th 1996 by Psychology Press

  10. 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 December 31st 1995 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 August 14th 2014
  2. Piaget, Evolution, and Development
    Edited by Jonas Langer, Melanie Killen
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  3. Conceptual Development: Piaget's Legacy
    Edited by Ellin Kofsky Scholnick, Katherine Nelson, Susan A. Gelman, Patricia H. Miller
    To Be Published August 14th 2014

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