The Post-Piaget Era

@article{Gopnik1996ThePE,
  title={The Post-Piaget Era},
  author={Alison Gopnik},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={7},
  pages={221 - 225}
}
  • A. Gopnik
  • Published 1 July 1996
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science
Once upon a time, thanks to Jean Piaget, the field of cognitive development had a coherent, interesting, testable, and widely accepted theory. Now, alas, we are back in the preparadigmatic boat with our colleagues in the rest of psychology, with theory fragments, almost-theories, and pseudotheories bobbing about around us. Fortunately, though, we are not doomed to this postapocalyptic chaos forever. In this article, I try to differentiate several distinct possibilities for future theories… 
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