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Educational Psychology : Classics in Soviet Psychology Series - L. S. Vygotskii

Educational Psychology

Classics in Soviet Psychology Series

Hardcover Published: 11th August 1997
ISBN: 9781878205155
Number Of Pages: 416

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When this classic book was first published in 1926, L.S. Vygotsky was well on his way to becoming one of the leading intellectuals in Russia. His study of the psychology of education led him to believe that the child should be the main figure in the educational process - and the efforts of the teacher should be directed toward organizing, not dictating, the child's development. "The educational process must be based on the student's individual activity ..." he states in Educational Psychology, "... and the art of education should involve nothing more than guiding and monitoring this activity." At a time when most education consisted of rote memorization and thwacks across the wrist with a ruler, these ideas were considered quite radical.
Today's educators can find much that is of use in the pages of Educational Psychology. Vygotsky addresses many issues that are still relevant in the 1990s - abnormal social behavior, the nurturing of creativity and reasoning, problems with attention and memory - in a bold and opinionated fashion that is sure to delight educators as well as lovers of classical Russian writing. Psychologists will also find the book useful for its fascinating glimpses into the study of psychology in the early twentieth century.

Editor's Note
Pedagogics and Psychologyp. 1
The Concept of Behavior and Reactionp. 13
The Most Important Laws of Higher Nervous Activity in Manp. 27
Biological and Social Factors in Educationp. 47
The Instincts as the Subject, Mechanism, and Means of Educationp. 59
Education of Emotional Behaviorp. 95
Psychology and Pedagogics of Attentionp. 111
Reinforcement and Recollection of Reactionp. 135
Thinking as an Especially Complex Form of Behaviorp. 157
Psychological Understanding of Occupational Educationp. 181
Social Behavior and the Child's Developmentp. 205
Ethical Behaviorp. 219
Esthetic Educationp. 241
Exercise and Fatiguep. 273
Abnormal Behaviorp. 283
Temperament and Characterp. 297
The Problem of Giftednessp. 321
Basic Forms of Investigations of the Personality of the Childp. 327
Psychology and the Teacherp. 337
Historical Notesp. 353
Bibliographyp. 365
Indexp. 371
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ISBN: 9781878205155
ISBN-10: 1878205153
Series: Classics in Soviet Psychology Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 11th August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.95  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1

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