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Activity Theory

  • By: James P. Lantolf
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Activity theory is a psychological theory whose foundation was laid down by the Russian psychologist Lev S. Vygotsky. It has its roots in the Marxist concept of praxis—the dialectical connection of ideal and practical material activity. Humans generally carry out ...

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