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The Resource The grasp of consciousness : action and concept in the young child, Jean Piaget ; translated by Susan Wedgwood

The grasp of consciousness : action and concept in the young child, Jean Piaget ; translated by Susan Wedgwood

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The grasp of consciousness : action and concept in the young child
Title
The grasp of consciousness
Title remainder
action and concept in the young child
Statement of responsibility
Jean Piaget ; translated by Susan Wedgwood
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this volume, the world's foremost cognitive psychologist turns his attention to the development of the child's awareness of his own action. The book reports the results of experimentation conducted at the world-famed Center of Genetic Epistemology in Geneva, to distinguish between the child's ability to perform the actions required by a simple task and the child's understanding of the rationale behind the action. Children, ranging in age between four and adolescence, were asked to perform such tasks as walking on all fours, playing tiddlywinks, building a ramp for a toy car. They were then asked to explain how they had performed the task and in some cases to instruct the interviewer. Their answers show a number of surprising inaccuracies in the child's ability to grasp the nature of what he had done. Taking a broad view of his results, Piaget shows that they reveal several stages in the slow and gradual development of the child's conceptualization of his actions. In analyzing each stage, Piaget argues that the child's concept of his own action cannot be considered a simple matter of "enlightenment," but must be actively reconstructed from his experience. This view has always been at the core of Piaget's work, and it is here extended into an interesting new area of the child's mental world.-- Book Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1896-1980
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piaget, Jean
Dewey number
155.4/13
Index
index present
LC call number
BF723.C5
LC item number
P52613
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WS 105
NLM item number
P579pb 1976
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition in children
  • Cognition
  • Child
  • Infant
  • Cognition chez l'enfant
  • Cognition in children
  • Cognition (Child psychology)
Label
The grasp of consciousness : action and concept in the young child, Jean Piaget ; translated by Susan Wedgwood
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of La prise de conscience
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Walking on all fours -- The path of an object launched by a sling -- The ping-pong ball (or the hoop) -- The slope -- Building a road up a hill -- Tiddlywinks -- The impact of one ball on another -- Pushing symmetrical and asymmetrical objects -- Towing a small rectangular box -- The catapult -- The flying balloon -- The construction of tracks by means of connecting rails -- Rings and string -- The Hanoi Tower -- Seriation -- Conclusions
Control code
ocm01974250
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780674360334
Lccn
75043687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674360334
  • (OCoLC)01974250
Label
The grasp of consciousness : action and concept in the young child, Jean Piaget ; translated by Susan Wedgwood
Publication
Note
  • Translation of La prise de conscience
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Walking on all fours -- The path of an object launched by a sling -- The ping-pong ball (or the hoop) -- The slope -- Building a road up a hill -- Tiddlywinks -- The impact of one ball on another -- Pushing symmetrical and asymmetrical objects -- Towing a small rectangular box -- The catapult -- The flying balloon -- The construction of tracks by means of connecting rails -- Rings and string -- The Hanoi Tower -- Seriation -- Conclusions
Control code
ocm01974250
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 360 pages
Isbn
9780674360334
Lccn
75043687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674360334
  • (OCoLC)01974250

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