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[Xmca-l] Re: Soviet Psychology Overview Article



Yes, Huw.  I found that odd too. Perhaps it is the date? I also posted it
on a Russian site. It will be interesting to see what they have to say.

Yes, Larry, that is an amazing archive. I did not have time to peruse it.

mike

On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 8:10 AM, Lplarry <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Mike,
> The entire edited volume seems a treasure trove of tracing the formation
> and dissemination of knowledge(s) moving through time. A profound work of
> scholarship.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Huw Lloyd" <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
> Sent: ‎2015-‎12-‎07 7:40 AM
> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Soviet Psychology Overview Article
>
> It seems completely nuts to describe the soviet research program as a
> failure.  They demonstrated far more success than any other endeavour in
> scientific psychology that I have studied.  Most psychology projects can't
> even establish a coherent theory, let alone apply it.  They are forever
> wading around in hypotheses and impressions, or focusing upon incoherent
> slices of phenomena without regard to its origins.
>
> "Psychology today is undergoing a transformation. It is becoming an
> international science, which aspires to uncover universal laws of human
> behavior and cognition as well as to account for their cultural variation.
> How can we understand the transformation of concepts, ideas, and approaches
> involved in this process? In this chapter, I examine a historical precedent
> for the globalization of psychology. In the 1920s–1930s, a group of Soviet
> researchers led by L.S. Vygotsky proposed a new kind of scientific
> psychology that would be international in scope. It was revolutionary in
> its assumption that the study of mind and behavior, in phylo- and
> ontogenesis,
> had to be grounded in the study of the cultural and material conditions in
> which people live. Although this research program as such largely failed,
> the Soviet psychologists contributed much of value, and their ideas were
> taken up—and transformed—by Western psychologists. These ideas form the
> basis of the genuinely international psychology that is only just emerging
> today, and to which the “cultural-historical” psychology of the Soviets was
> a precursor."
>
> http://www.edition-open-access.de/studies/1/30/index.html#2
>
> Best,
> Huw
>
>
>
>
>
> On 6 December 2015 at 19:45, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
>
> > This morning I stumbled over the attached historical overview of Soviet
> > Psychology in relation to international psychology that I thought would
> be
> > of interest to MCA-o-philes.
> >
> > http://www.edition-open-sources.org/studies/1/30/index.html
> >
> > fyi
> > mike
> >
> > --
> >
> > It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
> > object that creates history. Ernst Boesch
> >
>



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It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
object that creates history. Ernst Boesch