Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics

The Collected Works of L. S. Vygotsky

The History of the Development of Higher Mental Functions

Editors: Rieber, Robert W. (Ed.)

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In this volume, readers are introduced to Vygotsky's argument for a theoretical and methodological approach to differentiate A "higher" mental functions from the more basic brain processes that other theorists believed were at the center of the psychological apparatus. The famed Soviet psychologist's view of developmental issues as an intricately woven tapestry of functions includes analyses of:

- the development of speech and written language
- the mastering of attention and mnemonic skills
- self-control and the higher, more cultivated forms of behavior
- the cultural age, personality, and world view of children.

Reviews

"All academic libraries, even those in two-year colleges, should add these volumes to their collections."
(Choice, February 1998)
"The Collected Works in English are particularly valuable because a broad and honest reading of Vygotsky challenges common assumptions about psychology. By building on Vygotsky's more promising insights, psychology might have a better chance of overcoming the divisions it still faces."
(American Scientist, May - June 1998)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Problem of the Development of Higher Mental Functions

    Rieber, Robert W.

    Pages 1-26

  • Research Method

    Rieber, Robert W.

    Pages 27-63

  • Analysis of Higher Mental Functions

    Rieber, Robert W.

    Pages 65-82

  • The Structure of Higher Mental Functions

    Rieber, Robert W.

    Pages 83-96

  • Genesis of Higher Mental Functions

    Rieber, Robert W.

    Pages 97-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Collected Works of L. S. Vygotsky
Book Subtitle
The History of the Development of Higher Mental Functions
Editors
  • Robert W. Rieber
Translated by
Hall, M.J.
Series Title
Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5939-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5939-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45609-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7721-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 294
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