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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Psychology of Children's Imitation (Experimental Psychological Research Conducted in 1929) 782

Bozhovich L.I.
PhD in Psychology, Russia

Slavina L.S.
Soviet Psychologist, Vygotsky's Pupil, Moscow, Russia

This is the second part of an early work by L.I. Bozhovich and L.S. Slavina. Imitation is considered within the context of higher mental functions development. The paper presents the results of the empirical research on imitation development in children of different ages. The research was carried out using a special technique (applied in pairs) for studying children's ability to imitate mediation. The authors substantiate that there are three stages in the development of imitation in children, and the second, "naive psychological stage" is described in this part of the publication.

Keywords: imitation, higher mental functions, stages of cultural development, naive and magic stages

Column: Archive


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