After Piaget

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Eduardo Martí, Cintia Rodríguez
Transaction Publishers, 2012 - Psychology - 246 pages
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After Piaget moves beyond the harsh critiques of Piaget that have for decades circled among the followers of more popular paradigms such as socio-cultural or cognitivism approaches since Piaget lost his prominence. This collection of essays looks at the achievements of Jean Piaget and how his ideas have advanced long after his death.

Piaget should be viewed as a thinker who moved towards the adoption of the dialectical perspective in developmental psychology and influenced many contemporaries. The move towards the creation of new models for psychology continues to be the hallmark of the future. Taking the qualitative synthesis of new forms seriouslywas central to Piaget's legacy.

The School of Geneva has made possible a variety of empirical extensions of Piaget's general ideas by his students and exemplified the heterogeneity of research traditions that have come into existence. This cutting edge work brings together new developments of ideas and research practices that have grown out of Piaget's tradition and provides a retrospective glance into the intellectual atmospheres of the different periods at which the contributors encountered Piaget. This book continues the fine innovative tradition in the History and Theory of Psychology series edited by Jaan Valsiner.

 

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Contents

The ActivityDependent Structuring of the Human Brain
1
Seeking Dynamic Processes for Human Science
15
3 Contributions of Piagetian Constructivism to Social Interactionism
43
4 Piaget and the Comparative Psychology of Animal Cognition
59
5 Baby Assault on Piaget
71
6 Clinical Approach of the Premature Infant Evaluations and Developmental Care
83
Retrospect and Prospect
95
A Product of Consensus
123
From Symbolic Actions to External Systems of Representation
151
10 The Discovery of a Piagetian Child in Literacy Development
171
Studies on Situated Knowledge Transformations
187
12 Choose Two or Three Scapegoats and Make Your Point Should I? Critical Thoughts on a Fabulous Experience and Its Heritage
207
Contributors
227
Index
229
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About the author (2012)

Eduardo Martí is professor of developmental and educational psychology at Universitat de Barcelona. He collaborated with Piaget at the Center of Genetic Epistemology (Univesity of Geneva). His research area and publications concern cognitive development and the acquisition of external systems of representation. His latest books are Representing the World Externally (Representar el Mundo Externamente) and Development, Culture and Education (Desarrollo, Cultura y Educación).

Cintia Rodríguez is professor of developmental psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She worked in the School of Geneva in the research group lead by Barbel Inhelder. She has published "Semiotic and Pragmatic perspective in Early Development." She published The Magic Number Three (El mágico nmero tres) and From Rhythm to Symbol (Del ritmo al símbolo).

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