Jaan Valsiner’s Cultural Psychology. Part I. In the Discourse of Global Science

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: professor
Affiliation: St. Petersburg State University
Address: St.Petersburg, Marinesko str., 6-31
Occupation: Professor, Scientific Adviser of Institute of Psychology RAS
Affiliation: Institute of Psychology RAS
Address: Yaroslavskaya str., 13, building 1
Journal namePsikhologicheskii zhurnal
EditionVolume 42 Issue 6

We introduce a variant of international cultural psychology, insufficiently known to the Russian reader, the leader of which is Jaan Valsiner. It differs significantly in its methodological principles and orientations from most related to cultural psychology, both international and Russian. In a certain sense, the methodology of the school of dynamic semiosis seems to be an alternative to the modern development of the discourse of cultural psychology in Russia. Russian cultural psychological discourse primarily moves towards a general humanitarian synthesis, with a focus on the intersection of the humanitarian subject area of psychology with the humanities, while cultural psychology of Jaan Valsiner represents a movement of trans-subject synthesis, embrasing not only the humanities, but the entire scientific sphere, including the exact and natural sciences, along with the humanities. Thus, the task of “vertical” integration of psychological knowledge, that is, the integration of natural science and humanitarian psychology, appears the main target, which should become the mission of cultural psychology in the development of psychological science.

Keywordscultural psychology; global science; “Vertical” integration; descriptive and explanatory psychology; natural science and humanitarian psychology; methodology of psychology; ideographic approach; introspection method
AcknowledgmentThis work was supported by RFBR, grant №20-013-00260
Publication date16.12.2021
Number of characters27686
100 rub.
When subscribing to an article or issue, the user can download PDF, evaluate the publication or contact the author. Need to register.

Number of purchasers: 0, views: 505

Readers community rating: votes 0

1. Vygotskij L. S. Istoricheskij smysl psihologicheskogo krizisa. L.S. Vygotskij. Sobr. soch. V 6-i tt. V. 1. Moscow: Pedagogika, 1982. P. 291–436. (In Russian)

2. Gusel'ceva M.S. Kul'turnaya psihologiya: metodologiya, istoriya, perspektivy. Moscow: Prometej, 2007. 299 p. (In Russian)

3. Gusel'ceva M.S. Kul'turno-analiticheskij podhod k izucheniyu evolyucii psihologicheskogo znaniya: Diss… dokt. psihol. nauk. Moscow, 2015. (In Russian)

4. Gusel'ceva M.S. Problema sub"ekta s pozicii kul'turno-analiticheskogo podhoda. Psikhologicheskii zhurnal. 2020. V. 41. № 2. P. 128−138. (In Russian)

5. Grishina N.V., Kostromina S.N., Mironenko I.A. Struktura problemnogo polya sovremennoj psihologii lichnosti. Psikhologicheskii zhurnal. 2018. V. 39. № 1. P. 26–35. (In Russian)

6. Zhuravlev A.L., Mironenko I.A., Yurevich A.V. Psihologicheskaya nauka v global'nom mire: vyzovy i perspektivy. Psikhologicheskii zhurnal. 2018. V. 39. № 2. P. 58–71. (In Russian)

7. Kol'cova V.A. Istoricheskaya psihologiya kak kompleksnaya otrasl' znaniya: teoretiko-empiricheskij analiz. Psikhologicheskii zhurnal. 2011. V. 32. № 3. P. 85−95. (In Russian)

8. Mironenko I. A. Biosocial'naya problema v sovremennoj psihologii i perspektivy razvitiya otechestvennoj teorii. Psikhologicheskii zhurnal. 2005. V. 26. № 1. P. 88–94. (In Russian)

9. Mironenko I. A. Rossijskaya psihologiya v prostranstve mirovoj nauki. St. Petersburg: Nestor-Istoriya, 2015. (In Russian)

10. Mironenko I.A. Biosocial'naya problema i stanovlenie global'noj psihologii. Moscow: Izd-vo “Institut psihologii RAN”, 2019. (In Russian)

11. Mironenko I.A., Zhuravlev A.L. Biosocial'naya problema v kontekste global'noj psihologicheskoj nauki: ob universal'nyh harakteristikah cheloveka. Psikhologicheskii zhurnal. 2019. V. 40. № 6. P. 87−98. (In Russian)

12. Starovojtenko E.B. Kul'turnaya psihologiya lichnosti. Moscow: Akademicheskij proekt, 2007. (In Russian)

13. Starovojtenko E.B. Personologiya: zhizn' lichnosti v kul'ture. Moscow: Akademicheskij proekt, 2015. (In Russian)

14. Yurevich A.V. Metodologiya i sociologiya psihologii. Moscow: Izd-vo “Institut psihologii RAN”, 2010. (In Russian)

15. Yurov I.A. Razvitie kul'turno-istoricheskoj paradigmy v otechestvennoj psihologii. Istoricheskaya psihologiya: proshloe, nastoyashchee, budushchee. Otv. red. A. L. Zhuravlev, E.V. Haritonova, E.N. Holondovich. Moscow: Izd-vo “Institut psihologii RAN”, 2020. P. 321−328. (In Russian)

16. Cole M., John-Steiner V., Scribner S. L.S. Vygotsky. Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1978.

17. Mammen J., Mironenko I.A. Activity Theories and the Ontology of Psychology: Learning from Danish and Russian Experiences. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science. 2015. V. 49. №4. P. 681–713.

18. Mironenko I., Proskuriakova E., Rafikova V., Kozlova Y., Simonovich A., Proshina A., Danina E. Walking in St. Petersburg — Vienna Walks Continued. Human Arenas. 2020. №3. Р. 190–213.

19. The Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology. Eds.: Rosa A. & Valsiner J. 2 ed. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 2018.

20. Valsiner J. Cultural psychology today — personal introduction to the Ritsumeikan Symposium. Ritsumeikan Bulletin. 2004. №3. P. 108−118.

21. Valsiner J. Integrating Psychology within the Globalizing World: A Requiem to the Post-Modernist Experiment with Wissenschaft. Integr. Psych. Behav. 2009. №43. P. 1–21.

22. Valsiner J. An invitation to cultural psychology. Sage Publication, 2014.

23. Valsiner J. From Methodology to Methods in Human Psychology. Springer VS, 2017. (Springer Briefs in Psychology).

24. Valsiner J. The Sixth Niels Bohr Lectures on Cultural Psychology. Lecture I. February 26, 2018. https://www.ccp.aau.dk/digitalAssets/361/361109_valsiner-lecture-one-feb-26-2018.pdf.

25. Valsiner J. Culture & Psychology: 25 Constructive years. Culture and Psychology. 2019. V. 25. №4. Р. 429−469.

26. Valsiner J., Marsico P., Chaudhary N., Sato T., &Dazzani V. (Eds). Psychology as the science of human being: The Yokohama Manifesto. Springer. Annals of Theoretical Psychology. 2016. V. 13. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-21094-0

27. Toomela A., Valsiner J. (Eds.). Methodological thinking in psychology: 60 years gone astray? Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2010.

Система Orphus