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Alexandr Zaporojets

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Date of Birth: 09/12/1905

Age: 76

Place of birth: Kiev

Citizenship: Russia

Background

Zaporozhets Alexander (1905 - 1981) - Soviet psychologist, a student of LS Vygotsky. In the 30-ies. as part of research conducted in the Kharkov psychological activity-school, I studied the problem vozniknoveniyapsihiki phylogeny (with Leontiev). It was shown that the basis of any of the cognitive process are practical actions, in particular, that the perception and thinking are minimized system "perceptual processes", in which there is likening the main object properties and, due to this, the formation of perceptual or mental image. In the future, he began to develop a situation of emotional development as a process of gradual mastery of action assess the meaning of the situation. He created the concept of the origin and development of voluntary movements and actions, where, in particular, summed up his experience in the restoration of movement of the wounded during World War II.