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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp

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Introducing cultural historical theory: main concepts and principles of genetic research methodology 1395

Veresov N.N.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
e-mail: nveresov@hotmail.com

Abstract
This paper explores two main topics. First, it presents main concepts and principles of cultural-historical theory (CHT) in relation to development. Second, it describes principles of the genetic research methodology, which are derived from the CHT framework. In other words, I will try to provide a systemic overview of Vygotsky’s psychological theory in order to answer two questions: (1) what is cultural-historical theory about and (2) what does it mean to make an experimental psychological study meeting requirements of cultural-historical theory.

Keywords: cultural-historical theory; genetic research methodology

Column: Theory and Methodology

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