Foundations of Dialectical Psychology

Foundations of Dialectical Psychology

1st Edition - January 28, 1979

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  • Author: Klaus F. Riegel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483268736

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Foundations of Dialectical Psychology is a compilation of the writings of Klaus F. Riegel on dialectical psychology. The book presents chapters discussing such topics as the dialectics of human development; history of dialectical psychology; temporal organization of dialogues; and the analysis of the concept of crisis and its underlying philosophical model and ideology. Psychologists and students will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    1 The Dialectics of Human Development

    Critique of Traditional Psychology

    Prerequisites of a Dialectical Psychology

    Toward a Dialectical Interpretation of Development and Aging

    A Manifesto for Dialectical Psychology

    2 Historical Introduction

    Paradigmatic Developmental Orientations

    Open and Closed Developmental Systems

    Dialectics in Soviet Psychology


    3 Dialectical Operations: The First and Final Period of Cognitive Development

    Dialectical Operations


    4 The Relational Basis of Language

    Comparison between Monetary and Linguistic Systems

    The Relational Basis of Language


    5 The Temporal Organization of Dialogues

    Subject-Object Relation

    Situational Dialogues

    Developmental Dialogues


    6 The Recollection of the Individual and Collective Past

    Developmental Recollections

    Historical Recollections

    Historical Interpretations

    Developmental Science as Action

    7 Adult Life Crises

    Contradictions and Development

    Crises and Development


    Contradictions and Crises in Adult Life

    Breaking of Paradigmatic Crises by Exceptional Individua1s

    Structural Stratifications in History

    Extrascientific Bases of the Concept of "Crises"


    8 The Dialectics of Time

    The Concept of Change

    Inner-Biological Changes

    Individual-Psychological Changes

    Cultural-Sociological Changes

    Music, Time, and Dialectical Logic



    Author Index

    Subject Index


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  • No. of pages: 218
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483268736

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