By Wolff-Michael Roth
Psychology, quantitative or qualitative, has a tendency to conceive of the human individual utilizing metaphysical ideas and to split the sensible, affective, and highbrow features of participation in daily life. Lev S. Vygotsky, in spite of the fact that, used to be training a "concrete human psychology," a target that he expresses in a small, unfinished textual content of a similar identify. This ebook articulates the root of and develops one of these concrete human psychology in keeping with which all greater mental services are family among people earlier than being services, and based on which character is the ensemble of societal family members with others individual has lived and skilled. Correlated with crisis for the concreteness of human lifestyles and the psychology that theorizes it's the concept that to reside capacity to alter. even though, not one of the different types we presently have in psychology are different types of swap as such. during this paintings of concrete human psychology, different types are constructed at the foundation of Vygotsky’s paintings which are appropriate to theorize an ever-changing lifestyles, together with the language people use to take keep watch over over their stipulations and to discuss the stipulations during which they live.
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In this book, as the title suggests, I take up the challenge initiated by Vygotsky and Leont’ev to work toward a concrete human psychology. I contribute to an approach that does not require metaphysical concepts. The approach allows us not only to explain how people learn in relations with others but also how a genesis of psychology as a science becomes possible out of what initially is everyday common sense. ” The documentary method described and developed in Chapter 12 accounts for human competencies without having to draw on the metaphysical or on invisible constructs.
2. Dialectical materialism—Psychological aspects. 3. Vygotskii, L. S. (Lev Semenovich), 1896–1934. I. Title. 1—dc23 2015008572 ISBN: 978-1-138-83309-8 (hbk) ISBN: 978-1-138-83310-4 (pbk) ISBN: 978-1-315-68002-6 (ebk) Typeset in Bembo by Apex CoVantage, LLC Contents Preface 1 On Method PART I Grounding Psychology 2 Psychology From First Principles 3 Language and Activity PART II Dynamics of Thinking, Speaking, and Language 4 The Birth of Thought 5 Language Alive 6 From Word-Meaning to Language-Game 7 The Real Life of Language PART III Learning and Development 8 Anthropology of Higher Psychological Functions 9 From Work to Representation 10 Knowing and Learning at Work 11 Personhood in Practice 12 The Documentary Method or the Concrete General Epilogue 13 Relational Epistemology Appendix Index Preface [Vygotsky] was the first who already in his article “Consciousness as a problem for the psychology of behavior” raised the problem of the need for a concrete psychological study of consciousness as a concrete psychological reality.
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Concrete Human Psychology by Wolff-Michael Roth