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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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“Inner Spring” of Elena Kravtsova: A Word about a Scientist and a Friend 88


Kudryavtsev V.T.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the UNESCO Department of Cultural and Historical Psychology of Childhood, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

Rubtsov V.V.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, President, Head of the International UNESCO Chair «Cultural-Historical Psychology of Childhood», Moscow State University of Psychology & Education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia

This scientific essay focuses on the work and personality of an outstanding psychologist E.E. Kravtsova, who passed away in spring 2020, on the eve of her anniversary. Continuing the work of her grandfather L.S. Vygotsky, she regarded it not as a “family” matter, but as common heritage, where new forms of social practice, primarily educational, emerge.

Keywords: E.E. Kravtsova, L.S. Vygotsky, Cultural-Historical Psychology, zone of proximal development, play, communication, education, developmental learning

Column: Cultural-Historical Psychology: Traditions and Innovations


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This text was meant to be congratulatory. On April 26, 2020, Doctor of Psychology, professor, devotee of education, Elena Evgen’evna Kravtsova was to celebrate her 70th birthday. Less than a month before the day, on the morning of March, 28 she passed away.

For Reference

  1. Kravtsova E.E. Vospitanie volshebnikov [Education of magicians]. Moscow: Lev, 2019. 300 p. (In Russ.).
  2. Kravtsov G.G., Kravtsova E.E. Psichologia igri (kulturno-istoricheskiy podhod) [Psychology of the game (cultural and historical approach)]. Moscow: Lev, 2017. 344 p. (In Russ.).
  3. Kravtsov G.G., Kravtsova E.E. Relationship between Learning and Development: Problems and Perspectives. Kul’turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2020. Vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 4—12. DOI:10.17759/ chp.2020160101. (In Russ.).

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