На русском языке
- Диада Выготского и четвериада Рубинштейна - Интервью с Ласло Гараи. Вопросы
философии. 2010. - В печати.
- O значении и его мозговом аппарате // Культурно-историческая психология.
- «Нетипичный академик». Вопросы философии. 2005:1. 67-69.
- О значении и мозге: Совместим ли Выготский с Выготским? In: Субъект,
познание, деятельность: К семидесятилетию В. А. Лекторского. Москва: Канон+,
- Василий Давыдов и судьбы нашей теории. Вестник № 1998/5
- Ещё один кризис в психологии! Возможнaя причинa шумного успeхa идeй Л. C.
Выготского (со-автор: Маргит Кечки). Вопросы философии. 1997:4. 86-96.
- О психологическом статусе деятельности и социального отношения: К вопросу о
преемственности между теориями Леонтьева и Выготского. (соавтор: Маргит Кечки).
Психологический Журнал, 11:5. (1995) 17-26.
- Психоэкономическая система большевистского типа. ПолИс. 1993:1. 72-76.
- К вопросу о генезисе мышления в теории А. Н. Леонтьева (соавтор: Маргит
Кечки). In: Koltsova V. A. and Oleinik I. N. (eds): Historical Way of
Psychology: Past, Present, Future. Moscow. 1992.
- О смене политической системы в Венгрии (Размышления социального психолога).
Венгерский меридиан. 911. 69-79.
- О понятии информации в исследовании живых систем. In: Философские проблемы
биологии. М.: Изд. «Наука». 1973.
- Истолкование потребностей в зарубежной психологии и проблемы мотивов
научного труда. In: Ярошевский (ред.): Проблемы научного творчества в
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- Гипотеза о мотивации научного творчества. 13-ый Международный конгресс по
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На английском языке
Теоретическая и общая психология:
- Personality dynamics and social existence [In Hungarian]; Budapest:
Academic Press, 1969.
- A hypothesis on the specifically human basic need (SHBN) about a structure
that is isomorphic with a specifically human basic activity: the work as an
activity of arranging in a structure ends and means and transferring that
structure to various parts of its universe. The hypothesis is based on the
Leontievian activity theory completed by a critical chapter about what is
omitted from the Leontievian interpretation of Vygotsky ("Social relation:
Self-evidence or probleme?").
- Positivist and hermeneutic principles in Psychology: Activity and social
categorization (co-author: M. Kocski). Studies in Soviet Thought. 1991/1.
- About two complementary theories (a "What does he?" type theory and a "Who
does it?: type theory) being given in Vygotsky's heritage. The psychology gets
disintegrated onto two hemi-sciences: one applying the positivistic methodology
of natural sciences (experimentation) and another one that applies a
"hermeneutic methodology of historical sciences" (interpretation). A Vygotskian
methodology provides the possibility to reintegrate the psychology by dealing
with "signs" and "tools" within the same structure)
- The brain and the mechanism of psychosocial phenomena. Journal of Russian
and East European Psychology. 31:6. 1994. 71-91.
- Vygotskian implications: On the meaning and its brain.
- A keynote paper at a conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of L.
Vygotsky. Moscow, 1996. A Russian version
- Another crisis in the psychology: A possible motive for the Vygotsky-boom
(co-author: M. Kocski). Journal of Russian and East European Psychology. 33:1.
- The invited lecture of the 3rd Activity Theory Congress (Moscow, 1995).
Deals with disintegration of the psychology to a science based on
experimentation according to the positivistic methodology of natural sciences,
and another one founded on interpretation according to the hermeneutic
methodology of historical sciences. Considers the possibilities to reintegrate
the psychology by a Vygotskian methodology that would deal with signs and tools
as functioning within the same structure.
Социальная и историческая психология:
- Vers une théorie psychoéconomique de l'identité sociale. Recherches
Sociologiques. 1984. 313-335.
- On the complementarity of socio-economic factors determining the more
tolerant or the more ruthless manner of imposing valued models of social
identity, and, on the other hand, psychosocial factors identifying positions in
a system of distribution of means of reproduction.
- Social Identity: Cognitive Dissonance or Paradox? New Ideas in Psychology.
- On the cognitive dissonance as emerging between the social identity of
persons and that of their acts. Paradoxical consequences of the two identities'
double bind are analyzed: without doing A no one may pretend to the identity B
and without being subjected to this law no one may pretend to the identity B
- A psychosocial essay on identity (in Hungarian). Budapest: T-Twins, 1993.
- Deals with social categorization elaborating social identity and with the
deformation of technically appropriate individual performances by an
unconscious process making out of them markers of this categorization on the
background of the paradoxes which make social categorization either impossible
or unnecessary. Applies the presented psychosocial theory for a case study of
the great Hungarian poet Attila József who's both works, acts and diseases'
symptoms including his suicide are analyzed as markers of his social
categorization on the background of the paradoxes of his expulsion from his
main reference group.
Экономическая и политическая психология:
- Determining economic activity in a post-capitalist system. Journal of
Economic Psychology. 1987. 77-90.
Contends that the main tendency of (both planned and market) post-capitalist
system is considered to be the production of personal (and not only material)
conditions of functioning of that system. That includes not only production of
technical disposition to master things but also that of social disposition to
master (or, at least, be superior to) other persons. These are as important
organizing factors for an economic system producing its personal conditions as
are value in use and value in exchange for the one producing its material
conditions. Typical cases are cited when the economic activity is not
determined by the price of the item produced by it, but, rather, by the social
identity of the person producing it.
- To the psychology of economic rationality. In: Understanding economic
behavior. 12th Annual Colloquium of IAREP, the International Association for
Research in Economic Psychology. Handelhoejskolen I Aarhus. 1987. Vol. I.
Argues for the impossibility of deriving rationality criteria from
substantially given human needs. Instead, it proposes a Lewin-type formal
approach to the structure of human activity whose ends, whatever they are,
become quasi-need and determine the value of other objects becoming means or
barriers, depending on their position in that field. For the specifically human
activity taking into consideration a further factor structuring the field is
proposed: taboos. Thus, the formal rationality criterion is: gaining ends in
spite of barriers that are surmounted by means got in spite of taboos.
- The Bureaucratic State Governed by an Illegal Movement: Soviet-Type
societies and Bolshevik-Type Parties. Political Psychology. 10:1. 1991.
Soviet type societies evolve the universe of their ideological appearances in
relation not to matter as in a capitalist society (according to Marx:
reification) but to persons. Traditional Marxian criticism of such an ideology
claims persons in Soviet type societies to be but personifications of positions
in a bureaucratic structure. The paper argues that the organizing principle of
these societies is not bureaucracy but charisma originated from 20th century's
radical anti-bureaucratic mass movements. The social power that is set not to
the positions persons occupy but to persons directly gets provided in those
societies' structures not only to a charismatic leader but to the whole
headquarter, the whole party as a van of the revolutionary movement and even
the whole revolutionary movement. The paper analyzes the paradoxical structure
of that collective charisma: the person gets (and loses) his glamour that is
independent from his office by being invested with (and, resp., dismissed from)
it just like with (from) an office. Democratic centralism is described as the
principle of such a paradoxical organization where the "Centrum" gets its
social power by being put in its charisma by a "Demos" being put in its one by
that social power. The connection of such a paradoxical structure with the
mass-production of social relations is analyzed.
- The paradoxes of the Bolshevik-type psycho-social structure in
The keynote paper opening the international conference of the Gorbachev
Foundation (Moscow, 1993) “Origins of the persistence of Bolshevik-type
Identity Economics: An Alternative Economic Psychology. Tas Editor, 2006. 294
pp. [In Hungarian]:
A theory about a second modernization that has imposed upon the socio-economic
system the necessity of manufacturing (and not only exploiting) human (and not
only material) conditions of its functioning, about these manufactured
conditions analyzed in terms of human capital. The theory makes a distinction
between two kinds of psychologic phenomena turned into economic factors:
technical dispositions of mastering things' attributes and social dispositions
of mastering persons' relations. It states that unlike the material production
depending only on technical attributes of both producing and produced factors,
the modern human production is determined also by the factors' social
relations. These are conceptualized in terms of the economic agents' social
identity that is considered as the main psychological mediator of economic
processes: it determines who from among the agents of an economic activity turn
out to be its principals.