Alexander Romanovich Luria: A Scientific Biography / Edition 1

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Overview

Alexander Romanovitch Luria is widely recognized as one of the most prominent neuropsychologists of the twentieth century. This book - written by his long-standing colleague and published in Russian by Moscow University Press in 1992, fifteen years after his death - is the first serious volume from outside the Luria family devoted to his life and work and includes the most comprehensive bibliography available anywhere of Luria's writings.

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Alexander Romanovich Luria is one of the most preeminent neuropsychologists of the 20th century. This work, written by his closest colleague and collaborator, provides an intimate portrait of his life and scientific accomplishments. It discusses his early work with L. S. Vygotsky and others, as well as his refinement of neuropsychology in the Soviet Union and worldwide. Translated and edited from the original Russian edition, , Moscow: Voenizdat, 1992. Homskaya is affiliated with Moscow State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306464942
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/5/2007
  • Series: Plenum Series in Russian Neuropsychology
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword; D.E. Tupper. Preface to the English Edition. Introduction. 1. Childhood and Youth. 2. The Twenties. Luria's Acquaintance with L.S. Vygotsky and the Beginning of their Mutual Activity. 3. The Thirties. An Expedition to Central Asia and the Twin Study. 4. The Forties. World War II and the Rehabilitation Hospital; Neuropsychology in the Making. 5. The Fifties. Luria's Work in Defectology. 6. The Sixties. A Vast Research Program in Neuropsychology. 7. The Seventies. Creation of a Soviet Neuropsychological School. 8. Alexander Romanovich Luria and Psychological Science. Conclusion. References. Appendices.

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