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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

Started in 2005

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History, Culture and Development as a Basis of Historical-Genetic Paradigm 1757

Martsinkovskaya T.D.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Director of the Institute, Institute of psychology named after L. Vygotsky, Russian State University for the humanities, Moscow, Russia

Methodological problems of modern psychology are considered, the necessity of creation psychology as multi-paradigm science, which includes both — humanitarian and natural sciences is shown. The maintenance of two levels of determination of mentality’s formation, significant for the different spheres of mental development reveals. The first level, directed on maintaining emotional well-being is associated with general laws of formation of the psyche, while the second is directed on personal self-realization and mental development process mediated by cultural and individual translators. The concept «psychological transitivity» is entered and options of creation of the methodology adequate to challenges of the present, the necessity of mentality’s investigation in the modern unstable and uncertain world are shown. The structure of historical-genetic paradigm discovers and reveals the maintenance of its four levels: common patterns of psychological science, psychics in the context of history and culture, the analysis of scientific schools, analysis of selected problems. The theoretical and practical value of historical-genetic paradigm is shown.

Keywords: methodology, psychological transitivity, determination, historical — genetic paradigm

Column: Theory and Methodology


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