In defense of Piaget's theory: A reply to 10 common criticisms.

  title={In defense of Piaget's theory: A reply to 10 common criticisms.},
  author={Orlando Lourenço and Armando Machado},
  journal={Psychological Review},
The developmental theory of Jean Piaget has been criticized on the grounds that it is conceptually limited, empirically false, or philosophically and epistemologically untenable. This study attempts to rebut these criticisms by showing that most of them (a) derive from widespread misinterpretations of the work of Piaget; (b) fail to appreciate the 2 central issues of his thinking—how new forms of thinking emerge during ontogenesis and how they become psychologically necessary; (c) incorrectly… Expand
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