33 Total Quotes

Swiss Psychologist Quotes

Regression to the stage of early infancy is not a suitable method in and of itself. Such a regression can only be effective if it happens in the natural course of therapy and if the client is able to maintain adult consciousness at the same time.
Alice Miller
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Jean Piaget
Every acquisition of accommodation becomes material for assimilation, but assimilation always resists new accommodations.
Jean Piaget
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The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure.
Alice Miller
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I was not out to paint beautiful pictures; even painting good pictures was not important to me. I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.
Alice Miller
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There are people who have benefited from therapy without being confronted with the past at all.
Alice Miller
#Swiss Psychologist

Today I should not be identified with any kind of regressive therapy.
Alice Miller
#Swiss Psychologist

Jean Piaget
During the earliest stages the child perceives things like a solipsist who is unaware of himself as subject and is familiar only with his own actions.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
The first type of abstraction from objects I shall refer to as simple abstraction, but the second type I shall call reflective abstraction, using this term in a double sense.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
It is with children that we have the best chance of studying the development of logical knowledge, mathematical knowledge, physical knowledge, and so forth.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
Our problem, from the point of view of psychology and from the point of view of genetic epistemology, is to explain how the transition is made from a lower level of knowledge to a level that is judged to be higher.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
The current state of knowledge is a moment in history, changing just as rapidly as the state of knowledge in the past has ever changed and, in many instances, more rapidly.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
The more the schemata are differentiated, the smaller the gap between the new and the familiar becomes, so that novelty, instead of constituting an annoyance avoided by the subject, becomes a problem and invites searching.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
Scientific thought, then, is not momentary; it is not a static instance; it is a process.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
Scientific knowledge is in perpetual evolution; it finds itself changed from one day to the next.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
Logical positivists have never taken psychology into account in their epistemology, but they affirm that logical beings and mathematical beings are nothing but linguistic structures.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
To express the same idea in still another way, I think that human knowledge is essentially active.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
This means that no single logic is strong enough to support the total construction of human knowledge.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
On the one hand, there are individual actions such as throwing, pushing, touching, rubbing. It is these individual actions that give rise most of the time to abstraction from objects.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
The principle goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.
Jean Piaget
#Swiss Psychologist

Jean Piaget
The self thus becomes aware of itself, at least in its practical action, and discovers itself as a cause among other causes and as an object subject to the same laws as other objects.
Jean Piaget
#Swiss Psychologist

Jean Piaget
From this time on, the universe is built up into an aggregate of permanent objects connected by causal relations that are independent of the subject and are placed in objective space and time.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
In genetic epistemology, as in developmental psychology, too, there is never an absolute beginning.
Jean Piaget
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Jean Piaget
Reflective abstraction, however, is based not on individual actions but on coordinated actions.
Jean Piaget
#Swiss Psychologist

It is possible to resolve childhood repression safely and without confusion - something that has always been disputed by the most respected schools of thought.
Alice Miller
#Swiss Psychologist

It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim. Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does not have the need to humiliate another person.
Alice Miller
#Swiss Psychologist

Learning is a result of listening, which in turn leads to even better listening and attentiveness to the other person. In other words, to learn from the child, we must have empathy, and empathy grows as we learn.
Alice Miller
#Swiss Psychologist

Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation.
Alice Miller
#Swiss Psychologist

The reason why parents mistreat their children has less to do with character and temperament than with the fact that they were mistreated themselves and were not permitted to defend themselves.
Alice Miller
#Swiss Psychologist

Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimidating, those who are humiliated will impose humiliation, and those whose souls are murdered will murder.
Alice Miller
#Swiss Psychologist