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Self-Talk/Piaget/Upton: Piaget (1923)(1) called self-tak egocentric speech and suggested that it reflects some of the limitations of young children’s cognitive skills, which we discuss in the next section.
VygotskyVsPiaget: In contrast, Vygotsky argued that all speech, including self-talk, is ‘social’ and therefore self-talk did not disappear – it simply becomes internalised. (>Self-Talk/Vygotsky).He argued that to believe that self-talk disappears would be like believing that children stop counting when they stop using their fingers to do so. Vygotsky alleged that, even when internalised, self-talk continues to guide a child’s actions. This idea is given some support by the way in which the conscious use of self-talk intensifies when children are presented with tasks of increasing difficulty.
1. Piaget, J. (1923) Language and Thought of the Child. London: Routledge._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
The Psychology Of The Child 2nd Edition 1969
Developmental Psychology 2011