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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


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Phylogenetic and Cultural History Tangle in Ontogenesis 1105

Cole M.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, California University, San Diego, USA

The article gives a theory of human culture as a component part of human mental processes. The following data are given in support of this theory: 1) phenomena associated with the stabilization of images on the retina and their selective disappearance and reappearance when varying degrees of destabilization are introduced; 2) the non-linearity of cultural/cognitive time which acts as a transformative mechanism uniting the material and ideal aspects of culture; 3) data on the operation of culture as a non-linear source of structuration in human ontogenesis (prolepsis) and finally 4) data on the ways in which cultural practices influence the functioning of the brain.

Keywords: culture, phylogenesis, ontogenesis, multiculturalizm

Column: Theory and Methodology

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