Developing a Group Method Studying Productive Action's Formation



It is justified that there exist several main lines of adaptation of the pair or group interaction as a research method. The principles of the pair method derivation are formulated. Its general structure is presented in graphical form. The developing method stages are described. At first the method and its analysis parameters were worked out. Next the experimental situation was developed. The method of pair and (or) group interaction revealed the possibility to modify the conditions of the situation complexity in two aspects — not only in subject material (the task), but also in cooperation's conditions (interaction membership, depending on degree of mode acquisition or in accordance with the child's cultural level).

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Keywords: productive action, cooperation, inter-education, pair interaction method, pair method

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kotliar I.A., Safronova M.A. Developing a Group Method Studying Productive Action's Formation. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2007. Vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 52–60. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Inna A. Kotliar, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Research Associate, Dubna State University, Center of Applied Psychological and Pedagogical Studies, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Dubna, Russia, e-mail:

Maria A. Safronova, PhD in Psychology, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology of Education, Research fellow of the laboratory of Theoretical and experimental issues in cultural-historical psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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