International Lev Vygotsky Society, Vygotsky Institute of Psychology at the Russian State University for the Humanities,
The participants are supposed to discuss principles and ways of construction and following different social practices in the framework of cultural-historical approach.
Lev Vygotsky placed special emphasis on the usage of psychological knowledge in social practice and believed that this is one of essential features of “new” psychology which he was developing.
The participants will be able to take part in the discussion according to the following themes:
- methodological meaning of the concept of “practice” in cultural-historical psychology;- cultural-historical psychology and education;- cultural-historical psychology in medicine;- cultural-historical psychology in law;- cultural-historical psychology in family education and consulting;- cultural-historical psychology in military practice;- cultural-historical psychology in art.
Alongside the discussion of practical solutions to social problems, there will be the discussion of the results of psychological investigations and the ways they are used in practice. Special attention will be given to the professional training of future cultural-historical psychologists at colleges and universities.
We invite everybody who is interested in cultural-historical approach, problems of practice-oriented research, problems of implementation of psychological approaches and theories into practice.
The scientists from different countries who are famous with their works in the field of practical methodology of cultural-historical psychology are supposed to participate in the conference.
The works presented at the conference will be published.
$350 for overseas participants
1000 roubles for Russian participants
1500 roubles for those from CIS
$150 for foreign students
500 roubles for those from CIS
300 for Russian ones
Deadlines - applications: May 1, 2009
- submission of proposals: June 1, 2009