Skip to Main Content
Image by John Hain from Pixabay

School Psychology, Counseling and Leadership | Library | Other SPCL OER

SPCL 7804X Human Development (Corbin)


Early childhood. Developmental  domains: motor skills; self-help skills;  cognitive development. Piaget’s  preoperational period. Vygotsky’s  theory of cognitive development. Information-processing theory.

Task List to Prepare for Class Session

Please complete the following PRIOR to our session:

  1. Complete the readings.
    • Text Ch. 4, pp. 115-138
  1. Self-Reflect.
    • Consider how Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s theories apply to your own developmental experiences.
    • Continue gathering data from your early childhood.

Video: Piaget's Three-mountain experiement (1:30)

Citation: [Geert Stienissen] (Jan 7, 2011) Piaget mountainexperiment.wmv [Video File]. Retrieved from

VIDEO: Example of Centration – Lack of Conservation

Citation: [Fi3021] (Oct 11, 2008) Piaget - Stage 2 - Preoperational - Lack of Conservation [Video File]. Retrieved from

VIDEO: Piaget vs. Vygotsky on External Speech

Piaget called external speech “egocentric speech,” representing its non-communicative nature and lack of perspective-taking. In contrast, Vygotsky considered external speech to serve a self-regulatory role. Can you identify this latter function in the video?

Citation: [jam248344] (Jan 22, 2013) Kylie External Speech Example [Video File]. Retrieved from

CACREP Standards Covered by Session

CACREP 3.b.1.; 3.C.1-13;  3.D.1,12; 5.H.15