Mind in Society

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Harvard University Press, 1978 - Psychology - 159 pages
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The great Russian psychologist L. S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. But his theory of development has never been well understood in the West. Mind in Society corrects much of this misunderstanding. Carefully edited by a group of outstanding Vygotsky scholars, the book presents a unique selection of Vygotsky's important essays.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Biographical Note on L S Vygotsky
15
The Development of Perception and Attention
31
Mastery of Memory and Thinking
38
Internalization of Higher Psychological Functions
52
Problems of Method
58
Interaction between Learning and Development
79
The Role of Play in Development
92
The Prehistory of Written Language
105
Afterword
121
Notes
135
Vygotskys Works
141
Index
153
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L. S. Vygotsky was a Russian psychologist, the founder of an original holistic theory of human cultural and biosocial development commonly referred to as cultural-historical psychology, and leader of the Vygotsky Circle.

Michael Cole is Professor of Communication and Psychology and Director of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition at the University of California, San Diego.

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