Thinking According to Vygotsky


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Journal rubric: Memorable Dates

Article type: personalities


For citation: Rubtsov V.V., Kudryavtsev V.T. Thinking According to Vygotsky. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2021. Vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 160–161. DOI: 10.17759/chp.2021170320. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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November 17, 2021 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Lev Semenovich Vygotsky, a brilliant scientist who created something more than a new approach in domestic and world psychology. In the system of concepts of cultural and historical theory, L.S. Vygotsky, in fact, was given a special way of thinking that allows us to reveal the sources of origin, the historical logic of the development of specifically human in man. This way of thinking makes fundamental adjustments to the image of a person that is created by the combined efforts of the entire complex of sciences about him, and not just psychology. Vladimir Petrovich Zinchenko, the first editor-in-chief of the journal "Cultural and Historical Psychology" (this year he would have turned 90 years old), liked to repeat that two psychologists of the XX century - Zh. Piaget and L.S. Vygotsky have reserved a place in the XXI century. Indeed, both of them brought their own view and a special way of thinking to the science of man, which go beyond the limits of known scientific descriptions.

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Vitaliy V. Rubtsov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, President, Head of the International UNESCO Chair «Cultural-Historical Psychology of Childhood», Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (MSUPE), President of the Federation of Educational Psychologists of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Vladimir T. Kudryavtsev, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, professor of UNESCO Department of Cultural and Historical Psychology of Childhood, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Expert, Laboratory of Cultural and Historical Models of Education, Institute of Secondary Vocational Education named after K.D. Ushinsky; Professor, Directorate of Educational Programs of the Moscow City University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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