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Martsinkovskaya T.D. Phenomenology and mechanisms of development: historical-genetic approach

Full text in Russian: Марцинковская Т.Д. Феноменология и механизмы развития: историко-генетический подход
Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia

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The analysis of phenomenology and mechanisms of mental development and self-development within the frames of multiparadigm approach that combines both humanitarian and natural scientific paradigms proves the necessity of studying basic factors of emotional, cognitive and personal development based on synergetic, evolutionary and involutionary approaches as well as studying culture and social situation as factors forming personal space. The theoretical and empiric data presented in this paper substantiate the role of emotional experience as mechanism of development and self-development; reveal the influence of positive and negative, social and individual emotional experience on the two processes; and allow to identify two levels of mental development.

Keywords: historical-genetic approach, mental development, mental self-development, emotional experience


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities (Russia) and the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France), project 11-26-17001 “Language need in linguistic margins: psycholinguistic and social-linguistic aspects”.

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Received 20 February 2011. Date of publication: 20 August 2012.

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Martsinkovskaya Tatyana D. Ph.D., Professor, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, ul. Mokhovaya, 9, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Martsinkovskaya T.D. Phenomenology and mechanisms of development: historical-genetic approach. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 24, p. 12. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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