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New & Forthcoming Titles | Palgrave Studies In Play, Performance, Learning, and Development (About the Editor)

Palgrave Studies In Play, Performance, Learning, and Development

Palgrave Studies In Play, Performance, Learning, and Development

Series Ed.: Holzman, Lois

Lois Holzman, Ph.D., is a pioneer of a new “psychology of becoming” that incorporates play, performance, improvisation and practical philosophy to inspire life-long human development. Her work builds on that of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky, who advanced the understanding of learning and development in early childhood as social, cultural, improvisational and playful. Holzman is director of the non-profit East Side Institute for Group and short Term Psychotherapy and lead organizer of the biennial Performing the World conferences. Her books include Lev Vygotsky: Revolutionary Scientist (with Fred Newman), Vygotsky at Work and Play; Schools for Growth: Radical Alternatives to Current Educational Models; and Performing Psychology: A Postmodern Culture of the Mind. She is a commentator at Psychology Today ("A Conceptual Revolution”), Mad in America, and the blog, "A Psychology of Becoming."