Cultural Guidance in the Development of the Human Mind

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Aaro Toomela
Ablex Pub., Jan 1, 2003 - Psychology - 245 pages
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This volume is unique in integrating different domains of psychology, at both theoretical and empirical levels of analysis, in order to understand the development of the human mind. Perspectives include comparative, cultural, and developmental psychology, in addition to neuropsychology. Contributors in this edited collection emphasize both the collective nature of human cognition and the impossibility of separating individuals from their sociocultural environments. They also explain how participation in culture leads to radical changes in an individual's psychological makeup. This volume may also be of interest to anthropologists, philosophy scholars, and semioticians.

Major topics include:

* Human Development from the Perspective of Comparative Psychology

* Culture in the Developing or Regressing Brain

* Cultural Perspective on the Human Development

* The Role of Culture in Child Development

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AARO TOOMELA is Visiting Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Tartu in Estonia.

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