Guided Mind by Jaan Valsiner
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Guided Mind
By Jaan Valsiner

The Guided Mind

Sociogenetic Approach to Personality

By (author) See other recent books by Jaan Valsiner
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $163.00
Your Price: $146.70 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $16.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $7.34 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Guided Mind by Jaan Valsiner

Book Description

How is something as broad and complex as a personality organized? What makes up a satisfactory theory of personality? In this book, Jaan Valsiner argues for a theoretical integration of two longstanding approaches: the individualistic tradition of personalistic psychology, typified by the work of William Stern and Gordon Allport, and the semiotic tradition of cultural-historical psychology, typified by the work of L.S. Vygotsky. The two are brought together in Valsiner's theory, which highlights the sign-constructing and sign-using nature of all distinctively human psychological processes. Arguing that the individualistic and the cultural traditions differ largely in emphasis, Valsiner unites them by focusing on the intricate relations between personality and its social context, and their interplay in personality development. The semiotic devices internalized from the social environment shape an individual's development, and the flow of thinking, feeling, and acting. Valsiner uses this theoretical approach to illuminate two remarkable, and remarkably different, phenomena: letters from the mother of Allport's college roommate, a key empirical case in Allport's theory, and the ritual movements of a Hindu temple dancer. Valsiner shows how both exemplify basic human tendencies for the cultural construction of life courses. The book shows the fundamental unities in the vastly diverse phenomenon of human personality.

Buy Guided Mind book by Jaan Valsiner from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780674367579
ISBN-10: 067436757X
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 39mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 9-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Jaan Valsiner

Human Development in the Life Course by Jaan Valsiner Human Development in the Life Course, Paperback (October 2015)

This book shows how individuals develop a unique style or 'melody' of living, beyond physical and social constraints.

Invitation to Cultural Psychology by Jaan Valsiner Invitation to Cultural Psychology, Paperback (July 2014)

An Invitation to Cultural Psychology looks at the everyday life worlds of human beings through the lens of a new synthetic perspective in cultural psychology - that of semiotic dynamics.

» View all books by Jaan Valsiner

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Guided Mind book by Jaan Valsiner and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Jaan Valsiner

Jaan Valsiner is Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Jaan Valsiner close
Representing Development by Jaan Valsiner
Human Development in the Life Course by Jaan Valsiner
Development of Person-Context Relations by Jaan Valsiner
Invitation to Cultural Psychology by Jaan Valsiner
Rethinking Creativity by Jaan Valsiner
Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology by Jaan Valsiner
Human Development in the Life Course by Jaan Valsiner
Cultural Realities of Being by Jaan Valsiner
Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology by Jaan Valsiner
Comparisons in Human Development by Jaan Valsiner
Culture in Minds and Societies by Jaan Valsiner
Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology by Jaan Valsiner
Cambridge Handbook of Sociocultural Psychology by Jaan Valsiner
Social Mind by Jaan Valsiner
Social Mind by Jaan Valsiner
Culture and Human Development by Jaan Valsiner
Culture of Adolescent Risk-Taking by Jaan Valsiner
Culture and the Development of Children's Action by Jaan Valsiner
Comparisons in Human Development by Jaan Valsiner
Vygotsky Reader by Jaan Valsiner
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close