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The Cambridge Handbook of Cultural-Historical Psychology

The Cambridge Handbook of Cultural-Historical Psychology

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Anton Yasnitsky, Rene van der Veer, Ronald Miller, Janette Friedrich, Ekaterina Zavershneva, Aaro Toomela, Alex Kozulin, Jaan Valsiner, Galina Zuckerman, Elena L. Grigorenko, Igor М. Arievitch, Anna Stetsenko, Marie-Cécile Bertau, Anke Werani, Eugene Subbotsky, Tatiana Akhutina, Gary Shereshevsky, Bella Kotik-Friedgut, Alfredo Ardila, Alexander Venger, Elena Morozova, Oksana Bulgakowa, Maria V. Falikman, Vyacheslav V. Ivanov, Oliver Sacks
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  • Date Published: September 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521762694

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  • The field of cultural-historical psychology originated in the work of Lev Vygotsky and the Vygotsky Circle in the Soviet Union more than eighty years ago, and has now established a powerful research tradition in Russia and the West. The Cambridge Handbook of Cultural-Historical Psychology is the first volume to systematically present cultural-historical psychology as an integrative/holistic developmental science of mind, brain, and culture. Its main focus is the inseparable unity of the historically evolving human mind, brain, and culture, and the ways to understand it. The contributors are major international experts in the field, and include authors of major works on Lev Vygotsky, direct collaborators and associates of Alexander Luria, and renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks. The handbook will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of psychology, education, humanities and neuroscience.

    • The most detailed account to date of the scientific legacies of Russian scholars, Lev Vygotsky and Alexander Luria
    • Discusses the interplay between cultural-historical psychology and other disciplines, well-established and newly emerging ones alike
    • Features a concluding chapter on 'romantic science' by best-selling author, neurologist and scholar, Oliver Sacks
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "What a wide-ranging view of the comprehensive subject of mind-culture-neurology! It serves a real purpose both pedagogically and in the scholarly sense."
    Jerome Bruner, Professor Emeritus, New York University

    "Anyone interested in the ideas of Vygotsky and his legacies will find this book a rich source of information and inspiration."
    Mike Cole, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

    "Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky was among the most seminal psychologists of the twentieth century. This excellent volume is a fitting tribute to Vygotsky and a testimony to the fact that his theory of "cultural-historical psychology" is alive and well and continues to influence many strands of psychology worldwide."
    Elkhonon Goldberg, Ph.D., author of The Executive Brain, The Wisdom Paradox, and The New Executive Brain

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521762694
    • length: 540 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.1kg
    • contains: 27 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: what is this book and what is it about? Anton Yasnitsky and Rene van der Veer
    Part I. Theory:
    1. Introducing Vygotsky's cultural-historical psychology Ronald Miller
    2. Vygotsky's idea of psychological tools Janette Friedrich
    3. The problem of consciousness in Vygotsky's cultural-historical psychology Ekaterina Zavershneva
    Part II. Method:
    4. Methodology of cultural-historical psychology Aaro Toomela
    5. Dynamic assessment in search of its identity Alex Kozulin
    6. Encountering the border: Vygotsky's zona blizhaishego razvitia and its implications for theories of development Jaan Valsiner and René van der Veer
    Part III. Child:
    7. Developmental education Galina Zuckerman
    8. Tracing the untraceable: the nature-nurture controversy in cultural-historical psychology Elena L. Grigorenko
    9. The 'magic of signs': developmental trajectory of cultural mediation Igor М. Arievitch and Anna Stetsenko
    Part IV. Language and Culture:
    10. Inner form as a notion migrating from West to East: acknowledging the Humboldtian tradition in cultural-historical psychology Marie-Cécile Bertau
    11. A review of inner speech in cultural-historical tradition Anke Werani
    12. Luria and Vygotsky: challenges to current developmental research Eugene Subbotsky
    Part V. Brain:
    13. There can be no cultural-historical psychology without neuropsychology. And vice versa Aaro Toomela
    14. Cultural-historical neuropsychological perspective on learning disability Tatiana Akhutina and Gary Shereshevsky
    15. Cultural-historical theory and cultural neuropsychology today Bella Kotik-Friedgut and Alfredo Ardila
    Part VI. Beyond Psychology: Cultural-Historical Psychology and other Disciplines:
    16. Cultural-historical psychotherapy Alexander Venger and Elena Morozova
    17. From expressive movement to the 'basic problem': the Vygotsky-Luria-Eisensteinian theory of art Oksana Bulgakowa
    18. The need for a dialogical science: considering the legacy of Russian-Soviet thinking for contemporary approaches in dialogic research Marie-Cécile Bertau
    19. Cognition and its master: new challenges for cognitive science Maria V. Falikman
    20. Cultural-historical theory and semiotics Vyacheslav V. Ivanov
    21. Luria and 'Romantic Science' Oliver Sacks.

  • Editors

    Anton Yasnitsky, University of Toronto
    Anton Yasnitsky is an independent researcher who specialises in the Vygotsky-Luria circle.

    René van der Veer, Universiteit Leiden
    René van der Veer is Professor of Education in the Department of Education at Leiden University.

    Michel Ferrari, University of Toronto
    Michel Ferrari is a Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

    Contributors

    Anton Yasnitsky, Rene van der Veer, Ronald Miller, Janette Friedrich, Ekaterina Zavershneva, Aaro Toomela, Alex Kozulin, Jaan Valsiner, Galina Zuckerman, Elena L. Grigorenko, Igor М. Arievitch, Anna Stetsenko, Marie-Cécile Bertau, Anke Werani, Eugene Subbotsky, Tatiana Akhutina, Gary Shereshevsky, Bella Kotik-Friedgut, Alfredo Ardila, Alexander Venger, Elena Morozova, Oksana Bulgakowa, Maria V. Falikman, Vyacheslav V. Ivanov, Oliver Sacks

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