Lev Vygotsky: Revolutionary Scientist

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Taylor & Francis, May 10, 2007 - Psychology - 256 pages
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Lev Vygotsky was one of the most talented and brilliant of Soviet psychologists. Despite his tragically early death at the age of 38 his accomplishments are enormously impressive: he played a key role in restructuring the Psychological Institute of Moscow; set up two research laboratories in the major cities of the USSR; founded what we call special education; and authored some 180 works. His innovative theories of thought and speech are important not just for psychology but for other disciplines also. Yet even though his ideas have increasingly won popularity there remains a strong need for an accessible introduction to the man and his work. In Lev Vygotsky: Revolutionary Scientist Lois Holzman and Fred Newman have written a clear introductory text suitable for undergraduate students. In so doing they have taken the opportunity to set straight the misunderstandings and misuses of Vygotsky's ideas. and his work

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Fred Newman has created voices and sounds for dozens of movies including "Gremlins I" & "II", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", and "Practical Magic". He has received two Emmy nominations for his work on PBS's "Between the Lions" and tours regularly with Garrison Keillor on NPR, providing improvised sound effects for "A Prairie Home Companion". He lives in Connecticut and New York City.

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