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Introduction
Introduction
How do we Create Knowledge about Cultural Human Development?

Two central themes dominate this book, framing the specific issues discussed. First is the claim that human psychological functions - once these emerge in development - are cultural in their nature. Secondly, the topic that human psychological development is culturally guided and personally constructed is central to this book. The latter idea is at times expressed by the label co-construction: personal development of psychological functions is at the same time a construction process by the person, and it is directed by the person's social world. In the latter, various other persons, social institutions, ideological systems etc. are setting up directions for the personal construction of psychological functions to take place. Yet the social world cannot determine ...

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