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.
Cambridge University Press
September 30, 2014
About the author
Anton Yasnitsky is an independent researcher who specialises in the Vygotsky-Luria circle. Rene van der Veer is Professor of Education in the Department of Education at Leiden University. 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.
'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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