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Perezhivanie
Perezhivanie Perezhivanie is a Russian word which means (more or less) #8220;an experience #8221; or more particularly a #8220;cathartic experience. #8221; History ...
Object
Object (of Activity) The object of activity is the source of the motivation for an activity, either an imagined and desired situation, or a situation which is the ...
GermCell
Germ Cell The germ cell is a simple, embryonic relation or concept which can develop into a complex process and thus provides a key to understanding that complex process ...
Unit_of_Analysis
Unit of Analysis A unit (of analysis) is the smallest part of a complex whole which possesses all the essential properties of the whole and forms a starting point ...
Action
Action what a person does #8212; the most fundamental concept of CHAT. History #8220;Action #8221; is an ancient word, derived from the Latin and as old as the ...
ContradictionPrimary
Primary Contradiction In Engeström #8217;s Activity Theory, the primary contradiction is the internal contradiction within each element of the System, which in capitalist ...
ContradictionQuaternary
Quaternary Contradictions In Engeström #8217;s Activity Theory, quaternary contradictions are those that arise between the System and neighbouring activities in their ...
ContradictionTertiary
Tertiary Contradictions In Engeström #8217;s Activity Theory, tertiary contradictions in the object of the System, which appears when a culturally more advanced object ...
ContradictionSecondary
Secondary Contradictions In Engeström #8217;s Activity Theory, secondary contradictions are the contradictions between each of the elements of the System, which appear ...
WebHome
If you have some questions, please see the CHAT web Frequently Asked Questions page. If you'd like to see more features, please add them to the FeatureWishList. Please ...
ReadingList
Suggested CHAT Reading List Vygotsky The methods of reflexological and psychological investigation, 1925 http://www.marxists.org/archive/vygotsky/works/1925/reflexology ...
DualStimulation
Dual stimulation Dual stimulation refers to the process by which human beings control their own psychological functioning (memory, will, perception, attention) by ...
Concept
Concept A concept is a form of action organised around a word acting as a sign for it, which is the basic unit of a culture or project and a unit of the consciousness ...
Concept_Spontaneous
Spontaneous concept A spontaneous concept is a concept acquired without effort through participation in social practices. Explanation In his study of concepts Vygotsky ...
GeneticMethod
Genetic method The genetic method (or is the research approach used by Vygotsky to reveal the essential nature of particular psychological functions by bringing them ...
ToDoList
Here are some topics which need to be added (list provided by Main.AndyBlunden). Activity Theory: Activity Theory, Goal, Motive, Really Effective Motive, Merely Understood ...
Psyche
Psyche The Psyche is the mind of an individual organism. History In ancient Greek, psyche meant breath or life, the animating principle in man and other living beings ...
Microcosm
Microcosm A microcosm is a component of a larger complex process which displays all the phenomena of the larger whole. History #8216;Microcosm #8217; dates from ...
Substance
Substance A substance is a fundamental component of the world as it is represented in some theory. History The Atomists held that the only substances were atoms ...
Behaviour
Behaviour Behaviour (U.S. spelling Behavior) is the purely objective aspect of activity, excluding any reference to consciousness. History #8220;Behaviour #8221 ...
Operation
Operation An operation is an action controlled by the condition and in which the subject is not consciously aware and controlling the action. Explanation In A. N ...
Dichotomy
Dichotomy Dichotomy is the claim that #8220;there are two kinds of X in the world. #8221; Explanation Dichotomy is derived from the Greek, meaning #8220;cut in ...
UnityUnity
Unity Unity may refer to a specific relationship between two otherwise independent processes, or an original existence from which distinct aspects may be abstracted ...
DefectCompensation
Defect/compensation Defect/compensation is the unit Vygotsky used for the psychology of disability. Background In Soviet times, #8216;defectology #8217; was the ...
SocialSituationofDevelopment
Social situation of development The social situation of development is the unique set of relationships which meets a child #8217;s needs while limiting its freedom ...
Catharsis
Catharsis The psychological #8220;processing #8221; or overcoming of a traumatic experience. History In Greek theatre, catharsis was the vicarious discharge of emotion ...
Agency
Agency is the capacity to act on the world. Explanation What is agency? In a nutsell, agency is the capacity to act on the world. However, we have problems in defining ...
FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions If you don't find an answer here, please edit the page and add a question at the bottom of the page. Note that this wiki software consists ...
Psychological_System
Psychological System A psychological system, or psychological functional system, is a distributed coherence of mental faculties. History Luria's work is founded on ...
Unit_of_AnalysisCommentary
"The dialectical tradition originated with Goethe #8217;s studies in morphology for which the Urphänomen was the simple, empirically given instance of the whole organism ...
Mediation
Mediation Mediation means #8216;acting as a go between #8217;, specifically the use of tools and signs to act on an object. History Mediation entered the English ...
Higher_Mental_Function
Higher Mental Function A Higher Mental Function (HMF), or Higher Psychological Function, is a psychological function organised by social cultural mediation. History ...
Psychological_Function
Psychological Function A psychological function is a systemically identified mental faculty implicated in Action and Activity . History Within CHAT practices ...
SubjectiveObjective
Subjective Objective Subjective is what relates to, depends on or exists in an individual #8217;s mind or standpoint. Objective is what exists outside the mind and ...
Subject
Subject (1) The focus of an experiment, usually the human #8216;subject matter #8217;, or (2) the morally responsible, active agent of action. History #8216;Subject ...
Consciousness
Consciousness Consciousness is the totality of the subjective processes of a human being which mediate between a person #8217;s physiology and their behaviour. History ...
FeatureWishList
A list of desired features for the CHAT web wiki. Appearance * Darker blue links * the title should be a "Wiki" rather than a "Web" * a To Do list of Topics ...
Activity
Activity Activity is the collaborative pursuit of social ends #8211; the basic substance of human social life. History #8216; Action #8217; and #8216;activity ...
Matter
Matter Matter is a philosophical category simply indicating everything that exists outside of Consciousness. History The concept of Matter originates with the ancient ...
AbstractConcrete
Abstract Concrete Abstract and Concrete are philosophical concepts concerned with the development of conceptual knowledge: abstract = simple and remote from reality ...
WordMeaning
Word Meaning Word meaning, a meaningful spoken word, is a species of artefact mediated action, which Vygotsky selected as the unit of analysis for an investigation ...
Unity
Unity (of Opposites) A #8216;unity of opposites #8217; is a concept in which the two elements are a prior unity, rather than the sum of two concepts apprehended independently ...
Concept_True
True Concept A true concept is a concept which has been acquired with conscious effort and awareness by means of formal instruction in an institution of some kind ...
Concept_Scientific
Scientific Concept A scientific concept is a concept developed and transmitted by the institutions of science and thence through formal instruction in the education ...
Concept_Preconcept
Pre concept Pre concepts are an embryonic form of true concept, manifested in the child carrying out logical or rule governed operations within a restricted context ...
Practice
Practice Practice means purposive activity; a practice is a form of purposive activity which is in some way routinised or institutionalised. History #8216;Practice ...
Concept_Potential
Potential Concept A potential concept is a pre intellectual form of activity which develops around the shared use of an artefact. Explanation A potential concept ...
Material
Material #8216;Material #8217; denotes, (1) in the broad sense, all that is outside the individual consciousness, but (2) in the narrow sense, those activities which ...
Extension
Extension The extension of a concept is the object(s) which are referred to by a word or concept, as opposed to the sense in which the object(s) is indicated. Explanation ...
DialecticalLogic
Dialectical and Formal Logic Dialectical logic (or dialectics) is the logic of concepts,whereas formal logic is propositional logic. Explanation Although dialectics ...
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