Based on his observation of thousands of patients in his practice, 20th century developmental psychologist Dr. Jean Piaget concluded that humans are born with a drive to learn.
Put any infant in an environment and he, unless seriously disturbed, will explore his environment with the intention of understanding it, Piaget said. Give him any kind of object and he will explore it with all of his senses—looking at it from all angles, shaking it and listening for sounds, smelling it, tasting it...
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