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Revolutionary periods in early development

ContributorsMounoud, Pierre
PublisherHillsdale, NJ : L. Erlbaum
Publication date1982
Abstract

The term revolution refers to the modifications of relationships between the child and his environment during his life. These relationships do not have a permanent status in that every level of organization can be considered both as a result or as a starting point. The thesis chosen in this article suggests that every organization of a given level constitutes the program for further revolutions. The programmed aspect of these revolutions does not lessen the role and necessity of interactions with the various environments. The sensory-motor period has been taken here as an example.

Keywords
  • Relationships between the child and his environment
  • Levels of organization
  • Dissociation-fragmentation
  • Composition-integration
  • Sensory-motor period
NoteFrench version: Archives de Psychologie, 44(171), 103-114. Mounoud (1976)
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MOUNOUD, Pierre. Revolutionary periods in early development. In: Regression in mental development: Basic phenomena and theoretical alternatives. Hillsdale, NJ : L. Erlbaum, 1982. p. 119–131.
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