Piaget Stages – The Development Of Intelligence and Reason

If you think that your child’s brain works differently than yours, then you agree with Jean Piaget, a Swiss developmental psychologist of the early 20th century. Although famous for his groundbreaking theory of cognitive development in 1936, Piaget’s career began as a teen; he was 11 years old when he published his first research paper on an albino sparrow.

His interest in intellectual development was piqued while working as an assistant for Alfred Binet, the developer of the first IQ test. Some experts may disagree with Piaget’s four stages, but today, Piaget’s theories are still used in psychology, genetics, sociology, and education.

This article explores the four stages of Piaget’s theory of intellectual development and how caregivers and teachers can practically apply it today.

Author: Frank Washington