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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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Positive psychology and ideas of cultural-historical school of L.S. Vygotsky 1357

Vasilev V.K.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Stamatov R.I.
PhD in Education, Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

In the article was carried out a comparative analysis between two distinctive psychology schools: the cultural-historical psychology of L.V. Vygotsky and the positive psychological school. Distinct are a number of significant similarities between their basic ideas that are valuable both for the development of human knowledge and for public practice. The authors have outlined and systematized the leading personal and intellectual qualities of the famous psychologists who have created the most promising theories in the psychological science. The category is highlighted as well as a small group of visionary psychologists who have identified the most important problems of man and psychology and have offered the best quality solutions to these problems. These are W. James, S. Freud, L. Vygotsky, E. Eriksson and A. Maslow; We’ve noticed that Vygotsky alone meets all the criteria, as if the concept of insightful psychologists was modeled over his creative work and his personality.

Keywords: comparative analysis, cultural-historical psychology, positive psychology, insightful psychologists

Column: In celebration of the 120th birthday of Lev S. Vygotsky


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