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Valsiner, Jaan

Works: 160 works in 777 publications in 3 languages and 27,776 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, wpr, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Jaan Valsiner
Culture in minds and societies : foundations of cultural psychology by Jaan Valsiner( )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,288 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( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,226 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
The Cambridge handbook of sociocultural psychology by Jaan Valsiner( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: 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
Semiotic rotations : modes of meanings in cultural worlds by Sunhee Kim Gertz( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,112 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
Culture and human development : an introduction by Jaan Valsiner( )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a broad coverage of theoretical and methodological issues, this book provides a cultural perspective on every stage of human development, demonstrating the interface between cultural psychology and developmental psychology
Cultural psychology of human values by Angela Uchoa Branco( )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otherness in question : labyrinths of the self by Jaan Valsiner( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,011 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
Cultural dynamics of women's lives by Ana Cecília S Bastos( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford handbook of culture and psychology by Jaan Valsiner( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is an internationally representative overview of the state of the art in cultural psychology. Cultural psychology focuses on the ways in which our lives are made meaningful through the use of cultural tools and personal meanings
Handbook of developmental psychology by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 783 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
Multicentric identities in a globalizing world( )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methodological thinking in psychology : 60 years gone astray? by Aaro Toomela( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 756 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
Heinz Werner and developmental science by Jaan Valsiner( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 700 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
Making sense of infinite uniqueness : the emerging system of idiographic science by Sergio Salvatore( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making of the future : the trajectory equifinality approach in cultural psychology( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction : from TEM to TEA : the making of a new approach / Tatsuya Sato -- Imagining the past and remembering the future : how the unreal defines the real / Tania Zittoun and Jaan Valsiner -- The trajectory equifinality model (TEM) as a general tool for understanding human life course within irreversible time / Tatsuya Sato and Hitomi Tanimura -- Mapping trajectories of becoming a psychologist / Katrin Kullasepp -- How can the diversity of human lives be expressed using TEM? : depicting the experiences and choices of infertile women unable to conceive after infertility treatment / Yuko Yasuda -- Exploring the transgenerational transmission of trauma in a cultural life course perspective / Nina Dalgaard and Pernille Hviid -- Meaning construction and its transformation in narratives about music with a personal meaning : music therapy in group counseling for juvenile delinquents / Kakuko Matsumoto -- TEM and dialogical self theory : how to understand a marriage problem? / Hubert Hermans -- Compositionwork and tem : studying the self in irreversible time / Agnieszka Konopka and Wim van Beers -- A dialogical self : trajectory equifinality model for higher education persistence/abandoning of study / Mauricio Cortés -- Contribution of TEM to lifespan development psychology from life story / Masakuni Tagaki -- From the as if to the as is : the emergence of a research project / Eugenia Gouvedari -- TEM model and Brazilian research on developmental transitions / Ana Cecília Bastos -- Extending the trajectory equifinality model's conceptual and methodological toolkit to account for continuous development / Eric Jensen and Brady Wagoner
Temporality : culture in the flow of human experience by Lívia Mathias Simão( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book comes as part of a broader project the first editor is developing in collaboration with the other two, aiming critically to articulate the central philosophical issue of time and temporality with cultural psychology and related areas in its frontier. Similarly to the previous milestone in this effort - Otherness in Question: Labyrnths of the Self, published in the same series, the present one we also invited international cast of authors to bring their perspectives about a possible dialogue between a central philosophical issue and the core subject of their respective research domains. The book interests to researchers, scholars, professionals, and students in psychology and its areas of frontier. -- from back cover
Dynamic process methodology in the social and developmental sciences by Jaan Valsiner( )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 514 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
The Individual subject and scientific psychology by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Particulars and universals in clinical and developmental psychology : critical reflections by Jaan Valsiner( )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What sparks a psychologist's interest in a certain phenomenon? Is it a symptom, a syndrome, a treatment, the usual, the exceptional, the group, the individual? An epistemologist, for example, focuses on the group and delivers group results. The clinician has to focus on the patient, although the patient may be perceived as one of a group. The patient usually focuses on the clinician, but can take other opinions into account; especially, when the clinician is not considered to be the only authority. These dynamics, observable in therapy as well as in research, are critically reflected in this book, not only highlighting differences, but also commonalities individuals share: They all filter information and concentrate on certain aspects according to their socialization. They all have different expectations and can, yet, all deal with the same objective. Communication and building relationships seem to be vital. This work aims to support this quest by moving from the universal to the particular
Culture and the development of children's action : a theory of human development by Jaan Valsiner( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 500 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
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Culture and human development : an introduction
Communication and metacommunication in human developmentThe Cambridge handbook of sociocultural psychologySemiotic rotations : modes of meanings in cultural worldsCulture and human development : an introductionOtherness in question : labyrinths of the selfHandbook of developmental psychologyMethodological thinking in psychology : 60 years gone astray?Heinz Werner and developmental science
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