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Vygotsky

Socio-cultural psychologist The principal historical figure behind so-called socio-cultural psychology is Lev Vygotsky, who lived in Moscow during the 1920s. By all accounts he was an unusual man, a many-talented individual who directed plays and wrote about subjects as diverse as art, neurophysiology and Marxist theory. But his…

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What is Psychology?

All speech-language pathologists (speech therapists) study psychology. Psychology is the use of scientific methods to study people, the mind and behavior. Psychological ideas are popular in everyday life and its relevance to everyday concerns means that psychological knowledge is continually absorbed into culture and the language we use. Psychological research and knowledge may sometimes be developed from common sense but, as a discipline, psychology is different from common sense in that it is evidence-based and the result of systematic research.

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