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ERIC Number: EJ134890
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Publication Date: 1975
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Socio-Economic Bias in Piaget's Theory and Its Implications for Cross-Culture Studies
Buck-Morss, Susan
Human Development, 18, 1-2, 35-49, 75
The existence of a time lag discovered in the cross-cultural application of Piagetian tests may result from a socio-economic bias in Piaget's theory. Abstract, formal cognition may reflect a particular social structure, embodying the principles of exchange value, reification, and alienation which govern production and exchange in the industrialized West. (JMB)
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