Beyond the Mind: Cultural Dynamics of the Psyche

Giuseppina Marsico (Editor), Jaan Valsiner (Editor)

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This book Beyond the Mind: Cultural Dynamics of the Psyche is unusual in the content and it the format. That’s why it requires an unusual look. It has to do with a man, an intellectual journey and with uncountable travels across the world over the last two decades.
This man is Jaan Valsiner and here you will read of his restless effort of elaborating ideas while going in different places as invited keynote. This book is mainly about his intellectual trajectory, which touches several places and several and interconnected topics.
He lives travelling in the mind and in the physical world and this is what makes him so special. With a great dose of self-irony, he defines himself E.R.O.: Estonian Round Object!
For those who have the fortune to work with Jaan Valsiner he is our (H.)E.R.O.: Heroic Estonian Round Object because his enthusiasm and never-ending striving for the new has only few equals in our contemporary academic world.
This book is about the “minutes” of his “bigger” and well organize works and also it is a collection of only apparently fragmented texts (mainly keynote lectures, unpublished or rejected papers) where the readers will see the “step- by-step” elaboration over the years of new ideas, theories, models and even schemas.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCharlotte (NC)
PublisherInformation Age Publishing
Number of pages400
ISBN (Print)978-1-64113-035-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64113-036-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
SeriesAdvances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development


  • Psyche
  • Mind
  • Dynamic System


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