John Libbey Eurotext

Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement


Lev Semenovich Vygotsky (1896-1924): an introduction to the historico-cultural psychology and the development of the higher psychological processes Volume 15, issue 3, Septembre 2017

Université Pierre et Marie Curie,
Paris 6 ; EA4556, Laboratoire Epsilon,
Dynamique des capacités humaines et
des conduites de santé, Université Paul
Valéry, Montpellier 3, France
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  • Key words: Vygosky, historical-cultural psychology, higher psychological fonctions, development, psychic activity, brain functioning
  • DOI : 10.1684/pnv.2017.0690
  • Page(s) : 295-307
  • Published in: 2017

In the 1930's LS Vygotsky developed an original conception of the psychology and the development of the higher psychological processes, which stands up the current theories in Russia and the West. He layed the bases for the study of the higher mental processes and their relationship with the brain functioning, which will be later on developped by AR Luria. After a brief historical notice, this paper will specify the relationships between Vygoski and Marx's and Engels's philosophy, the Soviet power and the works of Freud and Piaget.