Jean Piaget’s Article, “Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind”


Add to cart
Essay #: 061931
Total text length is 5,111 characters (approximately 3.5 pages).

Excerpts from the Paper

The beginning:
Jean Piaget’s Article, “Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind”
Jean Piaget’s research in child development represents some of the most important work in child psychology. This paper will analyze his classic research paper, “Out of Sight Out of Mind” from 1954.
Three Main Points in Article and Examples
The first main point in the article is that children of the same age have similar methods of reasoning and decision making ability. In other words, there is not a lot of variation among children of the same age in their cognitive development. Example: An example of this is during Piaget’s interviews and observations of the three children, he observed very predictable behavior patterns among each child, which allowed him to infer that...
The end:
.....hether it is you or something you are showing the baby) keeps magically reappearing and disappearing.
Multiple Choice Question
Piaget believes the period right before the preoperational period is one of the most significant periods in development because it is the beginning of “true thought.” An important component of the beginnings of true thought, according to Piaget is
a. the child masters the A-not-B error.
b. the child develops sophisticated touching and feeding reflexes.
c. the child develops object permanence.* (page 6 on fax)
d. the child engages in primarily circular reactions.
Piaget, J. (1954). “The Development of Object Concept” in J. Piaget, ed. The Construction of Reality in the Child. pp 3-96. New York: Basic Books.