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Reading :: Activity Systems Analysis Methods
Activity Systems Analysis Methods: Understanding Complex Learning Environments By Lisa C. Yamagata-Lynch I've been meaning to read this book for a while—it was published in 2010—but my library only has it in an electronic version (hard to read) and it retai...

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Reading :: The History of the Development of Higher Mental Functions
The Collected Works of L. S. Vygotsky: The History of the Development of Higher Mental Functions (Cognition and Language: A Series in Psycholinguistics) (Volume 4) By L.S. Vygotsky A little background. Although some of Vygotsky's works had been translated i...

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Reading :: A Handbook of Contemporary Soviet Psychology
A handbook of contemporary Soviet psychology Edited by Michael Cole and Irving Maltzman This 1969 collection is 856 pages without the indexes. I didn't read all of it, since my specific interests are cultural-historical theory and activity theory. Instead, ...

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Reading :: A Dynamic Theory of Personality
A Dynamic Theory of Personality By Kurt Lewin Yes, I actually read a book that wasn't written by a Soviet psychologist. But don't worry, there's a direct connection : Lewin and Vygotsky were familiar with each other's work, Vygotsky quoted Lewin, and some o...

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Reading :: Human Brain and Psychological Processes
Human Brain and Psychological Processes By A.R. Luria I just reviewed Luria's Higher Cortical Functions in Man , and if you read that review, this book will sound familiar. Luria published this present book in Russian in 1963, the year after Higher Cortical...

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Reading :: Higher Cortical Functions in Man
Higher Cortical Functions in Man By A. R. Luria I'm not actually going to review this entire book—the version I read, the 1966 Basic Books version, is massive—but I do want to touch on the framing. The book is based on Luria's neuropsychological work from t...

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Reading :: Rehabilitation of Hand Function
Rehabilitation of hand function By A.N. Leont'ev and A.V. Zaporozhet͡s What does hand rehabilitation have to do with psychology? More than I expected. In this book (published in Russian in 1945 and in English in 1960), the authors recount experiments in han...

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Reading :: Soviet Psychology: Philosophical, Theoretical, and Experimental Issues
Soviet Psychology; Philosophical, Theoretical, and Experimental Issues By Levy Rahmani I mentioned Levy Rahmani in my recent review of a 1972 collection  by Soviet psychologists—he was thanked by the authors for helping to select materials for the collectio...

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Reading :: Psychology in the USSR: An Historical Perspective
Psychology in the USSR: an historical perspective Edited by Josef Brozek and Dan I.
Slobin The link goes to a used version of this book for sale on Amazon. The version I read was from the UT library, where I found it by chance when looking for another book...

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Reading :: New Myth, New World
New Myth, New World: From Nietzsche to Stalinism By Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal Let's start with some background to understand why I picked up this book in the first place. It was a revelation when I finally read " The Socialist Alteration of Man " in 2015—it...
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