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Guseltseva M.S. Cultural-historical paradigm in psychology and social sciences and humanities

Full text in Russian: Гусельцева М.С. Культурно-историческая парадигма в психологии и социогуманитарных науках

Psychological institute, Moscow, Russia

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The issues of development of cultural-historical paradigm in modern science are discussed from the perspective of the cultural-analytical approach for interpretation and synthesis of cultural-psychological research at the intersection of psychology and related sciences. It is argued that the cultural-historical paradigm in modern science is provided a variety of intellectual traditions, approaches and trends; at the same time it acquires the features of transdisciplinary and transnationality. This cultural-analytical approach demonstrates the importance of latent movements, underrated ideas and hidden trends  in the history of science. In its conceptual framework  the reconstruction of the lost cultural-psychological heritage, the restoration of undeservedly forgotten ideas and names is made. The history of psychology is transformed here into a continuous stream of rethinking and recontextualization of cultural-psychological knowledge.

Keywords: methodology, cultural-historical paradigm, intellectual research traditions, cultural-analytical approach, cultural-psychological knowledge, latent movement in the history of culture


The study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project 14-18-00598.


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Received 6 April 2016. Date of publication: 31 August 2016.

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Guseltseva Marina S. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Leading Research Associate, Psychological Institute, ul. Mokhovaya, 9–4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Guseltseva M.S.Cultural-historical paradigm in psychology and social sciences and humanities. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2016, Vol. 9, No. 48, p. 9. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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