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Guseltseva M.S. Cultural-psychological analysis in practice of interdisciplinary studies

Full text in Russian: Гусельцева М.С. Культурно-психологический анализ в практике междисциплинарных исследований
Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Еducation, Moscow, Russia

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The notion of cultural-psychological analysis as an instrument of interdisciplinary relation between psychology and adjacent sciences is developed. Cultural-psychological analysis is used as a special methodological “optics” that allows to study phenomena of higher ontological and gnosiological complexity. Methodological issues relationship between psychology and the humanities are discussed. It is shown that for its development psychology requires an interdisciplinary discourse. The State Academy of Arts (in Russian: GAKhN) is considered as a model of interdisciplinary communication in Russian culture at the turn of ХХ century. Interdisciplinarity as a phenomenon of culture and history of science appeared at the turn of XX century when psychology was rather a natural science than a humanitarian one. And it was an interdisciplinary relationship between psychology, philosophy, philology, ethnography, literature, etc. that led psychology to a methodological breakthrough.

Keywords: methodology, history of psychology, cultural analytical approach, cultural psychological analysis, interdisciplinary discourse, State Academy of Arts (in Russian: GAKhN), M.M.Bakhtin, G.O.Vinokur, Gustav Shpet, cultural psychology


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities (Russia) and the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), project 09-06-95321а/fr.


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Received 8 July 2009.

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Guseltseva Marina S. Ph.D., Leading Scientific Employee, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, ul. Mokhovaya, 9, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Guseltseva, M. S. (2009). Cultural-psychological analysis in practice of interdisciplinary studies. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 5(7). Retrieved from [in Russian, abstr. in English].

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Guseltseva M.S. Cultural-psychological analysis in practice of interdisciplinary studies [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2009. N 5(7). URL: (date of access: [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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