The Collected Works of L. S. Vygotsky: Problems of the Theory and History of Psychology / Edition 1

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'Although the writings in this volume were composed over 60 years ago, most of the conceptualizations offered are wholly current and contemporary....Everything we teach today in this area is here....Exceedingly valuable. The reading will not be easy, but it certainly will be worthwhile.'
Contemporary Psychology, from a review of Volume 2

'All academic libraries, even those in two-year colleges, should add these volumes to their collections.'
Choice, February 1998

'Volume 3 reveals Vygotsky's powerful philosophical vision far more richly than previously translated materials...The Collected Works in English are particularly valuable because a broad and honest reading of Vygotsky challenges common assumptions about psychology. By building on Vygotsky's more promising insights, psychology might have a better chance of overcoming the divisions it still faces.'
American Scientist, May - June, 1998

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Presents a theoretical work originally written in the 1920s, long believed to be lost, by a Soviet psychologist. He responds to the proliferation of different schools within the field with the formulation of a unified theory based on Marxism. For scholars in psychology and the history of psychology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Some Major Themes in Vygotsky's Theoretical Work: An Introduction; R. van der Veer. On Vygotsky's Creative Development; A.N. Leont'ev. Problems of the Theory and Methods of Psychology: The Methods of Reflexological and Psychological Investigation. Preface to Lazursky. Consciousness as a Problem for the Psychology of Behavior. Apropos Koffka's Article on Self-Observation (Instead of a Preface). The Instrumental Method in Psychology. On Psychological Systems. Mind, Consciousness, the Unconscious. Preface to Leont'ev. The Problem of Consciousness. Psychology and the Theory of Localization of Mental Functions. Developmental Paths of Psychological Knowledge: Preface to Thorndike. Preface to Buhler. Preface to Kohler. Preface to Koffka. The Historical Meaning of the Crisis in Psychology: A Methodological Investigation. Epilogue; M.G. Yaroshevsky, G.S. Gurgenidze. Notes to the English Edition. Notes to the Russian Edition. Indexes. Other Titles in Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics Related Subject(s). Linguistics and Language General Topics in Psychology

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