What psychology should study

Jerome Bruner


One cannot understand either culture or mind without taking account of the manner in whichthey interact in situ. The student of mind who ignores the cultural setting that mind requires in order to operate effectively fails to do justice to the contextualized nature of mental activity. And to describe culture without regard to the limits imposed by our mental capacities is equally disabling. This brief paper seeks to bring mind and culture into a workable relation with each other.


culture, mind, community, interaction

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4471/ijep.2012.01

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