SpringerBriefs in Psychology and Cultural Developmental Science

Cultural Psychology as Basic Science

Dialogues with Jaan Valsiner

Editors: Lyra, Maria C.D.P., Pinheiro, Marina Assis (Eds.)

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  • Provides an overview and discussion of Cultural Psychology of Semiotic Dynamics (CPSD) 
  • Discusses the challenging interplay between sophisticated abstract concept of a holist-dynamic understanding of psyche and the concrete human experience
  • Presents topical realities at the core of Brazilian research agendas and their interconnections with significant questions in Cultural Psychology
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This book provides an overview and discussion of Cultural Psychology of Semiotic Dynamics (CPSD) as a general developmental science. It discusses the challenging interplay between the sophisticated abstract concept of a holistic-dynamic understanding of the psyche and the concrete human experience.  Chapters begin by framing the specific topics discussed in the book and elaborating on the border “zone” in between individual and collective-societal meanings. Subsequent chapters and a final conclusion discuss CPSC as an abstractive conceptual enterprise.   

The book is divided into sections, each beginning with a chapter written by Jaan Valsiner. The individual sections focus on (I) the nature of psyche as a semiotic constructive process; (II) the primacy of affect as semiotic constructive processes, highlighting the role of the sublime as a border between mundane and aesthetic experience; and (III) the ambivalent core of the human mind, marked by the constructive and destructive semiosis for encountering the sublime as locus of novelty emergence.

Cultural Psychology as Basic Science will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers and professors in the fields of psychology, anthropology, history, philosophy, and research branches of the social sciences.



About the authors

Maria C.D.P. Lyra is a Professor of Psychology at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. She is interested in the process of human cultural development, the dynamic features through which human beings faces change and stability throughout their lives. She received her M. A. at Cornell University, U.S.A. and her Ph.D. at São Paulo University, Brazil. She coordinates a research laboratory – LabCCom – dedicated to the study of the process of emergence and development of the subject (self) in and through communication, concentrating on its microgenetic transformations embedded in sociocultural milieu. Culture and sign dynamics are particular relevant to explore diverse themes through reconstructive memory and imagination highlighting the process of internalization/externalization. She co- edited, “Determinism and Indeterminism in Developmental and Social Science” (Lawrence Welbaum, 1997), “Dynamic Process Methodology in the Social and Developmental Sciences” (Springer, 2009), “Challenges and Strategies for Studying Human Development in Cultural Contexts” (Firera & Liuzzo Publishing, 2009), and presently “Imagining the Past, Constructing the Future” with Brady Wagoner and Alicia Barreiro (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018/19).

Marina Assis Pinheiro is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). She coordinates the research group Psychology of Creative Processes. She is especially interested in the following subjects: creativity and imagination, art and psychology, language and subjectivity, culture and singularity.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • From Everyday Experiencing to Abstract Knowledge Through Approaching Semiotic Dynamics: An Introduction

    Lyra, Maria C. D. P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Constructive Semiosis Is the Core of the Human Psyche

    Valsiner, Jaan

    Pages 11-17

  • The Tension A <-> non-A in the Meaning-Making of a Chemical Element in a Sociogenetic Level

    Silva, João Roberto Ratis Tenório (et al.)

    Pages 19-31

  • Between the Psychology of Creative Processes and the Dynamics of Innovation in Culture: Semiotic Challenges in the Modeling of Creativity

    Melo, Soraya Liberalquino (et al.)

    Pages 33-39

  • Human Psyche Between the Mundane and the Aesthetic: The Sublime as the Arena for Semiosis

    Valsiner, Jaan

    Pages 43-55

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Softcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Psychology as Basic Science
Book Subtitle
Dialogues with Jaan Valsiner
Editors
  • Maria C.D.P. Lyra
  • Marina Assis Pinheiro
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Psychology and Cultural Developmental Science
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01467-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01467-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-01466-7
Series ISSN
2626-6741
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 122
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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