Fondation Jean Piaget


Camp d’été à St Disdille le 10 juillet 1930.

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The Jean Piaget Foundation for psychological and epistemological research was created in 1976 by Piaget with the aim of helping to develop these disciplines. The foundation has in effect supported over the years a certain number of scientific activities (scholarships for studying Piaget's papers, advanced research projects, organization of forums, etc.) such as publication of the latest research directed by or initiated by Piaget in the International Center for Genetic Epistemology.

In 2006 the foundation board of directors authorized the start-up of the Internet website, created with the primary aim of providing access to Swiss sage`s papers that are difficult to access and facilitating the evocation or discovery interviews, methods and conceptions that comprise psychological and epistemological genetics. In keeping with this extension that takes place progressively, the following items are or will be also placed at the disposition of the cibernauts: a well-equipped bibliography, a biography, audio and visual documents, introductory texts to the complete works or portions of same including reviews of published articles, etc.

TOP 3 of the most downloaded electronic texts (and continuation with TOP 50)

La construction du réel chez l'enfant
PDF Text available since 03.03.2008
La Naissance de l’intelligence chez l’enfant
PDF Text available since 23.10.2008
Les relations entre l'intelligence et l'affectivité dans le développement de l'enfant
PDF Text available since 06.03.2007


16.11.2011 - Carta de Información n.5 (traductor : Alcira Leon Morales)
04.06.2011 - Newsletter n.5 (translation by Jeremy Trevelyan Burman)
23.05.2011 - Lettre d'information n.5
20.05.2009 - Lettre d'information n.4
20.04.2008 - Lettre d'information n.3
18.10.2007 - Lettre d'information n.2
18.04.2007 - Lettre d'information n.1

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15.12.2019Announcing the Jean Piaget Society Doctoral Dissertation Prize
Through a very generous donation by a long-time member of the Society, The Jean Piaget Society for the Study of Knowledge and Development is pleased to announce a yearly prize for the best dissertation exemplifying and continuing, in the broadest sense, the spirit of inquiry begun by Jean Piaget and Bärbel Inhelder.
The extended delay is December 20th !
Complete eligibility and submission rules can be found at
04.04.2019Rédigé en 2010 par Guy Cellérier avec la collaboration d’Olivier Real Del Sarte, un document de travail, 1ère version du chapitre 1 d’un ouvrage en préparation sur "Les systèmes gouvernés par les valeurs", a été placé sur le site, dans la section Texte/Littérature secondaire I.
Ce chapitre concerne principalement les processus précybernétiques et cybernétiques, dont les processus d’équilibration majorante, susceptibles de rendre compte de l’évolution des systèmes biologiques, ainsi que la psychogenèse et la sociogenèse des structures intellectuelles, normatives et affectives.
09.09.2017The Jean Piaget Society will hold its annual meeting in Europe next year: Amsterdam May 31 – June 2, 2018. The Jean Piaget Society is now presided by Colette Daiute (
10.03.2017La version électronique du livre de 1974 de Piaget sur "Adaptation vitale et psychologie de l’intelligence. Sélection organique et phénocopie" est disponible sur le site de la Fondation Jean Piaget (menu Textes/Livres).
16.11.2016Le chapitre de "Conclusions générales" du livre de Piaget et Inhelder sur "L’image mentale chez l’enfant" (PUF, 1946) a été placé sur le site de la Fondation. Vous pouvez le télécharger en ouvrant la page "Textes" du site FJP
(choisir Textes/Titres disponibles/Chapitres/Ordre chronologique/années 1951-70), et en cherchant sous l’année 1966.
29.07.2014Une association pour sauver la maison de Pinchat (Genève) où Jean Piaget a vécu et travaillé durant 50 ans a été créée en 2014… Pour plus d’information, cf. Association pour la sauvegarde de la Villa Jean Piaget
02/05/2012English texts (in alphabetic order) are available HERE. Otherwise, the texts or other materials are for the most part in French.
15/11/2011We have placed on the Biography-Interview page of the Foundation’s website a recording in French (with a fixed image) of an interview with Piaget guided by G. Voyat (with assessment by B. Inhelder). This interview took place in February of 1980. The French text of the interview is available HERE (under 1980).
11/06/2009The Jean Piaget Society progressively places at its cybernauts' disposition Piaget's works translated into English. Here below is the connection which will take you to those works that are available at the present:

[…] Il y a […] deux sortes d’assimilation de l’objet au sujet, ou plus précisément deux formes de schèmes d’assimilation, et tout le développement de l’intelligence ainsi que toute l’évolution de la connaissance scientifique constituent un passage de l’une de ces structurations à l’autre : de l’assimilation égocentrique à l’assimilation rationnelle.