Psicologia & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0102-7182
REY, Fernando Luis González. Reflections on the development of soviet psychology: focusing on a few omissions of western interpretation. Psicol. Soc. [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.2, pp.263-271. ISSN 0102-7182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-71822012000200003.
This paper discusses issues which have remained unknown concerning Soviet psychology in Western Psychology, which has been dominantly represented on the basis of its Moscow's dominant core. The paper builds a new interpretation concerning some of the axis of the history of that psychology which remained in dark under dominant Theory of activity, which ruled Soviet psychology until the middle of the seventies decade of the last century. Besides this historical analysis, some of the more relevant Soviet psychologists, who have been quite unknown in the Western, are bringing into the light in dialog with some of L.S.Vygotsky's positions in different moments of his work.
Keywords : soviet psychology; personality; communication; history; reflection.