The Social Mind: Construction of the Idea

Valsiner, Jaan

The Social Mind charts the intellectual history of the idea of the socially constructed mind through the examination of four key theorists--Lev Vygotsky, George Herbert Mead, James Mark Baldwin, and Pierre Janet. An analysis of the theories of these scholars and the social climate in which they worked will be invaluable to contemporary social scientists. In their analysis of the social construction of mind, the authors elaborate on their notion of intellectual interdependency in the development of scientific ideas and they take a new look at how progress in science is a socially constructed entity. Their well constructed, ambitious volume makes an important and timely contribution to the theory and history of psychology. Editorial Reviews From the Publisher "There is a lot to be enjoyed and surprised by in this wide-ranging, scholarly tome." The Psychologist

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