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The Social and the Psychological: Structure and Context in Intellectual Development

Psaltis, Charis ; Duveen, Gerard ; Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly

In: Human Development, 2009, vol. 52, no. 5, p. 291-321

This paper discusses the distinct meanings of internalization and interiorization as ways of rendering intelligible the social constitution of the psychological in a line of research that started with Piaget and extended into a post-Piagetian reformulation of intelligence in successive generations of studies of the relations between social interaction and cognitive development....

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The Metaphor of the Triangle in Theories of Human Development

Zittoun, Tania ; Gillespie, Alex ; Cornish, Flora ; Psaltis, Charis

In: Human Development, 2007, vol. 50, no. 4, p. 208-229

Developmental psychologists have a long history of using triangle metaphors to conceptualise the social constitution of psychological development. In this paper, we present a genealogy of triadic theories, to clarify their origins, distinctions between them, and to identify key themes for theoretical development. The analysis identifies three core triangle models in the developmental literature....

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The Use of Symbolic Resources in Developmental Transitions

Zittoun, Tania ; Duveen, Gerard ; Gillespie, Alex ; Ivinson, Gabrielle ; Psaltis, Charis

In: Culture & Psychology, 2003, vol. 9, no. 4, p. 415-448

This paper introduces the idea of symbolic resources as the use of cultural elements to mediate the representational work occasioned by ruptures or discontinuities in the smooth experience of ordinary life, moments when the ‘taken-for-granted’ meanings cease to be taken for granted. In particular we are concerned with the use of symbolic resources in moments of developmental transitions, that...