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Valsiner, Jaan

Works: 119 works in 592 publications in 3 languages and 23,116 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Longitudinal studies  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BF713, 155
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jaan Valsiner
Culture and the development of children's action : a theory of human development by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In later chapters the focus shifts from development in the abstract to the everyday challenges encountered by the developing child. Case histories illustrate the subtle interplay of cultural, physiological, and psychological factors in shaping childhood behavior
Handbook of developmental psychology by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive and authoritative this handbook pushes back the frontiers of the study of human development in one single volume. It makes an ideal reference for experienced individuals who wish to update their understanding and remain at the cutting edge of developmental psychology
Developmental psychology in the Soviet Union by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

16 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vygotsky reader by L. S Vygotskiĭ( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers the various areas in which Vygotsky worked, including education, psychology, paedology, psychiatry and defectology. Papers have been selected to give a representative overview of Vygotsky's multifaceted work during difficult periods. The volume also highlights little-known facets of his work, such as his anti-fascist and pro-socialist writings and provides the reader with a number of pieces that appear in English for the first time. The editors provide a brief introduction and notes for each translation to facilitate reading and place each piece in its historical context. As the volume requires no preparatory reading it can be used both as an introduction to the key ideas in Vygotsky's work, and as a companion to the theoretical and historical analysis presented in van der Veer and Vlasiner's Understanding Vygotsky
The Individual subject and scientific psychology by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Vygotsky : a quest for synthesis by René van der Veer( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Portuguese and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the most comprehensive introduction to the life and ideas of Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934) yet written. As a key to understanding one of the most potent influences on developmental theories this century, van der Veer and Valsiner explore Vygotsky's ideas in the contexts of Russian psychology and the politics of the interwar years. The authors chart Vygotsky's intellectual development through the course of his life, establishing links with his predecessors and contemporaries and illustrating his intellectual interdependence with the contemporary scientific community and the creative endeavours of the fine arts. Careful analysis of his social context allows detailed discussions of Vygotsky's indebtedness to literary scholarship (his career began with an essay on Hamlet), with psychoanalysis, Gestalt psychology and paedology." "Understanding Vygotsky not only shows the extent to which Vygotsky's work can be further developed to be relevant to the end of the twentieth century but also opens up scope for a more detailed analysis of his contemporaries. It will be essential reading for all students of Vygotsky and his ideas. Book jacket."--Jacket
Comparisons in human development : understanding time and context( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important volume deals with the challenges posed by comparative strategies in human development, challenges that reflect the dynamic and multilevel nature of development. Comparative strategies represent basic heuristic tools for studying the change and stability of both people and their environments. Yet developmentalists make comparisons that focus on the magnitude of differences between groups (based, for example, on age or gender), often neglecting issues of variability and process. Comparisons in Human Development examines the problems and promise of comparisons in the study of development and provides empirical examples of diverse comparative approaches to human activity and thought
The Cambridge handbook of sociocultural psychology by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first handbook of Socio-cultural Psychology to deal with such a variety of themes and wide international scope. Valsiner and Rossa approach human psychology in all its complexity, providing a comprehensive description and explanation of the development of meaning -making. This unique text integrates contributions of socio-cultural specialists from 15 countries worldwide, tied together by the unifying focus on the role of sign systems in human relations with the environment. It is an essential purchase for Psychologists and will have widespread appeal to Anthropologists, Sociologists and Philosophers
Heinz Werner and developmental science by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the social-intellectual climate of the development of psychology in America in the 1950s is a special feature of this book that will further enhance an understanding of Werner's unique contribution." "This book will be of interest to developmental psychologists, sociologists and historians of science, philosophers, practitioners working in special education and neuropsychology, and for general readers interested in the history of ideas and life courses of scientists."--Jacket
Culture in minds and societies : foundations of cultural psychology by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a new look at the relationship between people and society, produces a semiotic theory of cultural psychology and provides a dynamic treatment of culture in human lives
Communication and metacommunication in human development by Angela Uchoa Branco( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is divided into three parts. In Part I, basic conceptual and theoretical issues concerning communication and metacommunication are presented. Part II continues the coverage with the issues of communication and metacommunication. Those are extended as each chapter puts forward new insights and contextualizes them within the realms of teaching- learning processes, early adaptation to nursery school contexts, and of the analysis of processes occurring at a particular dimension of human development (gender identity). Part III provides further conceptual and theoretical elaborations on the phenomena from the unique viewpoints of scholars with diverse backgrounds, which definitely furnish scientific discussion over the issue with fresh and productive ideas
Methodological thinking in psychology : 60 years gone astray? by Aaro Toomela( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years an increasing dissatisfaction with methods and thinking in psychology as a science can be observed. The discipline is operating under the tension between the traditional quantitative and the new qualitative methodologies. New approaches emerge in different fields of psychology and education each of them trying to go beyond limitations of the mainstream. These new approaches, however, tend to be "historically blind"--Seemingly novel ideas have actually been common in some period in the history of psychology. Knowledge of historical trends in that context becomes crucial because analysis of historical changes in psychology is informative regarding the potential of "new/old and forgotten" approaches in the study of psyche. Some approaches in psychology disappeared due to inherent limitations of them; the others disappeared due to purely non-scientific reasons. And some new approaches were rejected long ago for well-justified scientific reasons. This book brings together contributions from leading scholars in different fields of psychology - cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, cultural psychology, methodology of psychology. Each of the contributors discusses methodological issues that were more thoroughly understood more than half a century ago than they are now. Overall, the contributions support the idea that in important ways 60 years old psychology was far ahead of the most recent trends in mainstream psychology
Otherness in question : labyrinths of the self by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings to social scientists a new look at how human beings are striving towards understanding others-- and through that effort-- making sense of themselves. It brings together researchers from all over the World who have suggested a set of new approaches to the basic research issue of how human beings are social beings, while being unique in their personal ways of being. Issues of social representation, communication, dialogical self, and human subjectivity are represented in this book. The book contributes to the contemporary epistemological and ethical debate about the question of otherness, and would be of interest to educationalists, sociologists, psychologists, and anthropologists. It is an invitation to the wide readership to join in this collective effort towards the construction of new conceptions about myselfothers relationships that allow for innovative understanding of various social practices and problem solving in society
Semiotic rotations : modes of meanings in cultural worlds by Sunhee Kim Gertz( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The title of our volume on interdisciplinary semiotics is situated in a geographical metaphor and points to the possibility of uncovering meanings through shifting perspectives as well as to the possibility of understanding how these various modes of meaning are articulated and framed in particular cultural instances. Regardless of medium, semiotic rotations permit play between the surface and underlying levels of a communication, reveal the relationship between open and closed systems of signification, and modulate shades of meaning caught between the visible and invisible. Readerly play in these sets of apparent oppositions reveals that the less each pairing is held to be a coupling of oppositions and the more they are observed through perspectives gained by semiotic rotations, then the more complex and rich the modes of meaning may become
Cultural dynamics of women's lives( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural psychology of human values by Angela Uchoa Branco( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynamic process methodology in the social and developmental sciences by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

19 editions published in 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keywords" developmental psychology - dynamic methodology - dynamic phenomena - dynamic psychological process - social pscyhology Related subjects" Archaeology & Anthropology - Child & School Psychology - Personality & Social Psychology - Social Sciences
Making sense of infinite uniqueness : the emerging system of idiographic science( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multicentric identities in a globalizing world by Sergio Salvatore( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Handbook of developmental psychology
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Valsiner, Jaan

Handbook of developmental psychologyThe Vygotsky readerThe Individual subject and scientific psychologyUnderstanding Vygotsky : a quest for synthesisComparisons in human development : understanding time and contextThe Cambridge handbook of sociocultural psychologyHeinz Werner and developmental scienceCulture in minds and societies : foundations of cultural psychology