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Jean Piaget (1896-1980) Chronology

  • 1896 – Born 9 August at Neuchâtel in Switzerland.
  • 1907 – First publication (about albino sparrow).
  • 1915 – Published religious prose-poem about war, “The Mission of the Idea”.
  • 1918 – Doctor of Natural Sciences, University of Neuchâtel (thesis on molluscs). Published semi-autobiographical novel, “Re-cherche”.
  • 1919-1920 – Studied psychology and psychiatry, first at Zurich then Paris (with Binet).
  • 1921 – Director of Studies at Jean-Jacques Rousseau Institute in Geneva (education and child psychology).
  • 1923 – Marriage with Valentine Châtenay. Published first psychological book (LTC).
  • 1925-1929 – Professor of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy of the Sciences, University of Neuchâtel.
  • 1925 – Birth of daughter, Jacqueline.
  • 1927 – Birth of daughter, Lucienne.
  • 1929-1939 – Associate Professor of History of Scientific Thought, University of Geneva.
  • 1929-1967 – Director, International Bureau of Education.
  • 1931 – Birth of son, Laurent.
  • 1933-1971 – Director, Institute for Educational Sciences, University of Geneva.
  • 1936 – Published first book on infant development (OIC).
  • 1938-1951 – Professor of Psychology and Sociology, University of Lausanne.
  • 1939-1952 – Professor of Sociology, University of Geneva.
  • 1940-1971 – Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Geneva.
  • 1941 – Published first book on concrete operations
    (CCN).
  • 1947 – Published first systematic statement of his psychology (PI).
  • 1950 – Published interdisciplinary work (IEG).
  • 1952 – Published autobiography (A).
  • 1952-1963 – Professor of Developmental Psychology, Sorbonne.
  • 1955 – Published book on formal operations (GLT). Director, International Centre for Genetic Epistemology, University of Geneva.
  • 1971 – Professor Emeritus, University of Geneva.
  • 1980 – Jean Piaget dies on September 16, 1980, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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