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Experimental Psychology Its Scope and Method: Volume VII

Intelligence, 1st Edition

By Pierre Oléron, Jean Piaget, Bärbel Inhelder, Pierre Gréco

Psychology Press

284 pages

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First published in English in 1969, the book opens with a chapter by Pierre Oléron on intellectual activities. These fall into three groups: inductive activities (the apprehension of laws, relations and concepts), reasoning and problem solving. It describes typical methods and essential results obtained by relevant experiments.

There are two chapters by Jean Piaget and his collaborator Bärbel Inhelder. The first, on mental images, breaks new ground: it describes original experiments carried out by Piaget and associates with children of various ages. Piaget examines the relations between images and motor activity, imitation, drawing and operations. He also classifies images according to their degree of complexity and show why children have inadequate images of some processes. The second chapter is on intellectual operations and Piaget gives a summary of the main findings of a number of his earlier books, on the child’s notions of conservation, classification, seriation, number, measurement, time, speed and chance.

In the last chapter, Pierre Gréco discusses learning and intellectual structures. He describes the work of psychologists with rats in mazes and formulating theories of animal learning. Gestalt psychology and various other interpretations are examined and Greco also pays attention to Piaget’s view of ‘structural learning’ based on experience.

Table of Contents

Originally part of a 9-volume set the chapter numbering is sequential throughout the volumes.

22. Pierre Oléron Intellectual Activities 23. Jean Piaget and Bärbel Inhelder Mental Images 24. Jean Piaget and Bärbel Inhelder Intellectual Operations and their Development 25.Pierre Gréco Learning and Intellectual Structures. Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Experimental Psychology