Twenty Years After (Brooding over the book by A.A. Puzirey «Psychology. Psychotechnique. Psychagogy»))



The article concerns the analysis of some tendencies in modern home psychology. Recent publications of A.A. Puzirey, F.E. Vasiliuk and other Russian psychologists show the refusal of orientation at cultural-historical and activity paradigm that was predominant in psychology of the second half of the XX-th century. It was replaced by search of new contents of psychology at the butt of philosophy and theology. The competence and the perspective of this direction are under discussion in the context of general regularities of the development of psychology and public conscience on the whole for the period of the last century and a half.

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Keywords: cultural-historical theory, Christian psychology, psychotherapy, subject of psychology, research methods, philosophy, theology, methodology

Journal rubric: Discussions and Discourses

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Venger A.L. Twenty Years After (Brooding over the book by A.A. Puzirey «Psychology. Psychotechnique. Psychagogy»)). Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2007. Vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 72–79. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Aleksandr L. Venger, Doctor of Psychology, professor, Department of Psychology, “Dubna” International University for Nature, Society and Man, Dubna State University, Associate Professor of the Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, member of the editorial board of the journal “Cultural-Historical Psychology”, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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