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The Social Mind : Construction of the Idea - Jaan Valsiner

The Social Mind

Construction of the Idea

Hardcover Published: 21st September 2000
ISBN: 9780521580366
Number Of Pages: 504

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The Social Mind charts the intellectual history of the idea of the socially constructed mind through the examination of four key theorists--Lev Vygotsky, George Herbert Mead, James Mark Baldwin, and Pierre Janet. An analysis of the theories of these scholars and the social climate in which they worked will be invaluable to contemporary social scientists. In their analysis of the social construction of mind, the authors elaborate on their notion of intellectual interdependency in the development of scientific ideas and they take a new look at how progress in science is a socially constructed entity. Their well constructed, ambitious volume makes an important and timely contribution to the theory and history of psychology.

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General introduction
Development of ideas in sciences: intellectual interdependency and its social framework
Social suggestion and mind
Pierre Janet's world of tensions
James Mark Baldwin's theoretical heritage
Pragmatism and the social mind: an American context
George Herbert Mead's development of the self
Striving towards the whole: losing development in the course of history
Vygotsky's world of concepts
The social person today: continuities and interdependencies
General conclusion: social mind in action: socially guided intellectual interdependency in science
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ISBN: 9780521580366
ISBN-10: 0521580366
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 21st September 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.51  x 4.83
Weight (kg): 0.8

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