The Social Mind: Construction of the Idea by Jaan ValsinerThe Social Mind: Construction of the Idea by Jaan Valsiner

The Social Mind: Construction of the Idea

byJaan Valsiner, Rene van der Veer

Hardcover | July 3, 2000

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The Social Mind charts the intellectual history of the idea of the socially constructed mind through the examination of four key theorists--Lev Vygotsky, George Herbert Mead, James Mark Baldwin, and Pierre Janet. An analysis of the theories of these scholars and the social climate in which they worked will be invaluable to contemporary social scientists. In their analysis of the social construction of mind, the authors elaborate on their notion of intellectual interdependency in the development of scientific ideas and they take a new look at how progress in science is a socially constructed entity. Their well constructed, ambitious volume makes an important and timely contribution to the theory and history of psychology.
Title:The Social Mind: Construction of the IdeaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:500 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.38 inPublished:July 3, 2000Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0521580366

ISBN - 13:9780521580366

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Table of Contents

General introduction; 1. Development of ideas in sciences: intellectual interdependency and its social framework; 2. Social suggestion and mind; 3. Pierre Janet's world of tensions; 4. James Mark Baldwin's theoretical heritage; 5. Pragmatism and the social mind: an American context; 6. George Herbert Mead's development of the self; 7. Striving towards the whole: losing development in the course of history; 8. Vygotsky's world of concepts; 9. The social person today: continuities and interdependencies; 10. General conclusion: social mind in action: socially guided intellectual interdependency in science.

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"There is a lot to be enjoyed and surprised by in this wide-ranging, scholarly tome." The Psychologist