Clinical Investigation and Piagetian Experimentation
In this chapter, we shall attempt to bring to light some of the contributions and limitations of Piagetian experimentation as applied to clinical research. The term clinical is used here in the broadest sense to include all individual psychological functioning, whether pathological or not. Piagetian experimentation did not have such a purpose; Piaget’s study of cognitive development emphasized the epistemological aspects more than the psychological ones.
KeywordsMental Functioning Symbolic Activity Retarded Child Outer World Epistemic Subject
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