IBNA- ‘A Survey of Cultural Historical Psychology’ published in Persian is the first attempt to introduce the ideas and works of Russian scientist Lev Vygotsky in Iran.
According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been compiled and translated by Dr. Sa’eed Shoja’ Shafti on the ideas and works of Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky who is regarded as the father of Russia’s (former Soviet Union’s) psychology who died at the age of 37.
The back cover of ‘A Survey of Cultural-Historical Psychology’ reads: “Lev Vygotsky was a scientist who founded the historical cultural psychology which is centered on society, culture and evolution.”
Vygotsky was the founder of an unfinished Marxist theory of human cultural and bio-social development. However, his main work was in developmental psychology and he proposed a theory of the development of "higher psychological functions" that saw human psychological development as emerging through interpersonal connections and actions with the social environment.
In 1926-30 Vygotsky worked on a research program in collaboration with his students investigating the development of higher cognitive functions of logical memory, selective attention, decision making, and language comprehension, from early forms of primal psychological functions.
The scientist’s international fame came only after an eclectic compilation of partly rephrased and partly translated works of his and his collaborators’ (the members of his circle’s) works published in 1978 under Vygotsky's name as ‘Mind in Society’, first in the West: originally, in North America, and later, following the North American example, spread to other regions of the world.
This Persian book on Vygotsky’s work has been released by Qoqnous publishing in 322 pages.