Lev Vygotsky

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Lev Vygotsky
Born17 November 1896(1896-11-17)
Orsha, Roushie Empire, nou in Belaroushie
Died11 Juin 1934(1934-06-11) (aged 37)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Alma materMoscow Varsity
Shaniavskii Moscow Ceety Fowk's Varsity
Kent forCultural-historical psychology, Zone o proximal development
Hauf-marrae(s)Roza Noevna Vygodskaia (née Smekhova)
Scientific career
FieldsPsychology
Notable studentsAlexander Luria
InfluencesWilhelm von Humboldt, Alexander Potebnia, Alfred Adler, Kurt Koffka, Kurt Lewin, Max Wertheimer, Wolfgang Köhler, Kurt Goldstein, Karl Marx, Jean Piaget
InfluencedVygotsky Circle, Evald Ilyenkov, Urie Bronfenbrenner

Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky (Roushie: Лев Семёнович Выго́тский; November 17 [A.S. November 5] 1896 – Juin 11, 1934) wis a Soviet psychologist, the foonder o an unfinished theory o human cultural an bio-social development commonly referred tae as cultural-historical psychology, a prominent advocate for a new theory o consciousness, the "psychology o superman", an leader o the Vygotsky Circle (an aa referred tae as "Vygotsky-Luria Circle").