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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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FOGEL, Alan. The sociocultural and historical context of developmental studies. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2000, vol.13, n.2, pp.311-318. ISSN 0102-7972.

This is a commentary based on the articles in this special issue. A reading of these articles suggests that they are united by the following general themes: a relational orientation (as opposed to a focus on individuals), the sensual embodiment of the self (as opposed to a mentalistic conception of self), development as a historical co-construction that is culturally mediated, relationships as self-organizing and emergent (more than a sum of the inputs), and a focus on process research (rather than on outcomes). Brazilian developmental psychology is situated within the context of the local and world cultural history of developmental studies.

Keywords : Sociocultural context; historical context; developmental studies.

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