Daily Archives: September 19, 2010

Developmental psychology – Wikipedia

Developmental psychology, also known as human development, is the scientific study of systematic psychological changes that occur in human beings over the course of their life span. Originally concerned with infants and children, the field has expanded to include adolescence, … Continue reading

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Lev Vygotsky – Wikipedia

Image via Wikipedia Lev Vygotsky was a Soviet psychologist and the founder of cultural-historical psychology. Perhaps Vygotsky’s most important contribution concerns the inter-relationship of language development and thought. This concept, explored in Vygotsky’s book Thought and Language, establishes the explicit … Continue reading

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Activity theory – Wikipedia

Activity theory is a psychological meta-theory, paradigm, or framework, with its roots in Vygotsky‘s cultural-historical psychology. Its founders were Alexei N. Leont’ev, and Sergei Rubinshtein who sought to understand human activities as complex, socially situated phenomena and go beyond paradigms … Continue reading

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