Cultural-historical theory and the dialectics of lower and higher psychological functions

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This paper is grounded on what I refer to as the new reality of Vygotsky’s legacy (Veresov, 2020, 2021). I shall shortly introduce this new reality, arguing that it offers possible ways to reconstruct how the dialectical relations of higher and lower psychological functions in the process of cultural development are explored in cultural-historical theory. My second task is to show how the new reality challenges some popular views of cultural-historical theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-748
Number of pages14
JournalIntegrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Cultural-historical theory
  • Development
  • Dialectics
  • Higher psychological functions
  • Lower psychological functions
  • Vygotsky

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