Synopses & Reviews
Honorable Mention, 1996 Association of American Publishers PSP Award, Psychology Category
The distinguished psychologist Michael Cole, known for his pioneering work in literacy, cognition, and human development, offers a multifaceted account of what cultural psychology is, what it has been, and what it can be. A rare synthesis of the theory and empirical work shaping the field, this book will become a major foundation for the emerging discipline.
1996 Virginia and Warren Stone Prize, Harvard University Press
Includes bibliographical references (p. -390) and index.
About the Author
Michael Cole is Professor of Communication and Psychology and Director of the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition at the University of California, San Diego.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Sheldon H. White
Enduring Questions and Disputes
Cognitive Development, Culture, and Schooling
From Cross-Cultural Psychology to the Second Psychology
Putting Culture in the Middle
Phylogeny and Cultural History
A Cultural Approach to Ontogeny
The Cognitive Analysis of Behavior in Context
Creating Model Activity Systems
A Multilevel Methodology for Cultural Psychology
The Work in Context