The Life of Alexander Luria

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Abstract

This brief biography of Alexander Luria outlines the main stages in his life and work. The text is based upon the following materials: Luria's wel-known autobiography A Dialogue with the Making of Mind and his memoirs published in 2003; the book by Luria's daughter, Elena Luria, My Father; a book by Elena Khomskaya on Luria's scientific biography; several previously unpublished materials from Luria's archives; modern studies on the works of Vygotsky and Luria; and recollections by J. Bruner, O.S. Vinogradova, L.I. Moskovichute and the author, T.V. Akhutina-Ryabova, Luria's student

General Information

Keywords: Luria, Vygotsky, cultural-historical psychology, neuropsychology, biography

Journal rubric: Memorable Dates

Article type: personalities

For citation: Akhutina T.V. The Life of Alexander Luria. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2012. Vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 2–10. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Tatiana V. Akhutina, Doctor of Psychology, leading research assistant of the laboratory of neuropsychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8503-2495, e-mail: akhutina@mail.ru

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