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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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Introducing cultural historical theory: main concepts and principles of genetic research methodology 1742


Veresov N.N.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

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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