Cultural Psychology Of Recursive Processes by Zachary BecksteadCultural Psychology Of Recursive Processes by Zachary Beckstead

Cultural Psychology Of Recursive Processes

byZachary BecksteadEditorZachary Beckstead

Paperback | December 31, 2015

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A volume in Advances in Cultural PsychologySeries Editor: Jaan Valsiner, Aalborg UniversityCultural Psychology of Recursivity illustrates how recursivity, often neglected in the social sciences, can bean important concept for illuminating meaning-making processes. Recusrivity is a fascinating thoughabstract concept with a wide array of often incompatible definitions. Rooted in mathematics and linguistics,this book brings recursion and recursive processes to the foreground of psychological processes. Oneunifying claim among the diverse chapters in this book is that recursion and recursive processes are at thecore of complex social and psychological processes. Recursion is bound up with the notion of re-turning,re-examining, re-flecting and circling back, and these processes allow for human beings to simultaneouslydistance themselves from the here-and-now settings (by imaging the past and future) while being immersedin them. The objective of this book is not simply to celebrate the complexity of human living, but to extendthe notion of recursion, recursivity and recursive processes into the realm of social and psychologicalprocesses beyond the arenas in which these ideas have currently thrived.Cultural Psychology of Recursivity shows that in spite of the difficulty in defining recursivity, self-referencing (looping), transformation(generativity), complexity, and holism constitute its core characteristics and provide the basis for which authors in this book explore and elaborate thisconcept. Still, each contribution has its own unique take on recursivity and how it is applied to their phenomenon of investigation. Chapters in thisbook examine how recursive processes are related to and basic aspects of play and ritual, imitation, identity exploration, managing stigma, andcommemorative practices. This book is intended for psychologists, sociologists, and mathematicians. Use of the book in post-graduate and graduatelevel of university teaching is expected in seminar format teaching occasions.
Title:Cultural Psychology Of Recursive ProcessesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:December 31, 2015Publisher:Information Age PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681230186

ISBN - 13:9781681230184

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