A swiss psychologist named Jean Piaget was one of the first psychologist to say that children are not minature adults. He saw that they have a perfectly rational minds but their limited experience makes it difficult to see. An example that the Psychology: from inquiry to understanding book uses is that many children believe that teachers live at school because that is the only place they have seen them. See, to adults that may seem silly but if you think about it. It is perfectly rational. Piaget also says that children are often more active observers in their worlds and they constantly seek knowledge.