Articles from ISCAR conference in Rome (2011)



Name: Basic principles of cultural-historical psychology.
Author: E.E. Kravtsova (L.S. Vygotsky Institute of Psychology RSUH)

In my presentation I'll try to express my opinion on what qualitatively distinguish cultural-historical psychology or, as it was called by L.S. Vygotsky's close apprentice D.B. Elkonin, non-classical psychology, from other theories...


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Name: The ontogenesis of the will
Author: G.G. Kravtsov (L.S. Vygotsky Institute of Psychology, RSUH, Moscow)

The will was very unlucky in the process of psychological research. All other psychic functions are not refused in their rights to exist. No one doubts that a person has emotions, perception, thinking, speech etc. But the will is a different case...


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Name: Higher psychic functions formation mechanisms in the context of L.S. Vygotsky cultural-historical conception
Author: E.E. Kravtsova (L.S. Vygotsky Institute of Psychology RSUH)

L.S. Vygotsky central idea, which was realized in the cultural-historical conception, was the idea of transformation of natural psychic functions into higher psychic functions. And the fundamental difference between natural psychic functions and higher psychic functions is related to their characteristics mediation, arbitrariness and consciousness...


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