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Publish Date: 9/1/1986
(in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
26 to UP
|*Author: Vygotsky, Lev S./ Kozulin, Alex (EDT) *Publication Date: 1986/08/28 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.00|
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Since it was introduced to the English-speaking world in 1962, Lev Vygotsky's highly original exploration of human mental development has become recognized as a classic foundational work of cognitive science. Vygotsky analyzes the relationship between words and consciousness, arguing that speech is social in its origins and that only as children develop does it become internalized verbal thought.Now Alex Kozulin has created a new edition of the original MIT Press translation by Eugenia Hanfmann and Gertrude Vakar that restores the work's complete text and adds materials that will help readers better understand Vygotsky's meaning and intentions. Kozulin has also contributed an introductory essay that offers new insight into the author's life, intellectual milieu, and research methods.Lev S. Vygotsky (1896-1934) studied at Moscow University and acquired in his brief lifespan a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of the social sciences, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, literature, and the arts. He began his systematic work in psychology at the age of 28, and within a few years formulated his theory of the development of specifically human higher mental functions. He died of tuberculosis ten years later, and Thought and Language was published posthumously in 1934.Alex Kozulin studied at the Moscow Institute of Medicine and the Moscow Institute of Psychology, where he began his investigation of Vygotsky and the history of Soviet psychology. He emigrated in 1979 and is now Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology) at Boston University. He is the author of Psychology in Utopia: Toward a Social History of Soviet Psychology (MIT Press 1984).
Lev Semyonich Vygotsky studied at Moscow University and became a pioneer in cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. He worked at the Institute of Psychology in Moscow from 1924 until his death from tuberculosis ten years later. From his observations of children he formed theories about the role of culture in child development, as well as the importance of play and, most importantly, on modes of speech. These most productive years produced "Thought and Language", which was for a time suppressed by the Stalinist regime. It stands as a classic text and is still assigned in university courses in psychology and education.