Holzman @ Psychology Today: “Become a Vygotskian”

Institute director Lois Holzman is now blogging on Psychology Today as one of the publication’s roster of expert psychologists. Her new blog, entitled, A Conceptual Revolution (The Creative Side of Culture Change), offers a postmodern, methodological and performatory twist to the offerings on this popular website.

imagesIn her inaugural post, Become a VygotskianHolzman writes:

I’m a Vygotskian. I find psychology without him uninspiring at best and misinformed and misinforming at worst. I think psychology tries much too hard to act like a science and gets itself into lots of trouble that way….[Vygotsky] tried to study human beings as the complex beings and doings that we are, not as something simpler. His is a psychology of possibility (not prediction), of development (not diagnosis), of transformation (not treatment), of hope (not hype)—and of the very human becoming activity of human be-ings. READ MORE

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