Cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, general psychology, methodological problems in psychology, philosophical roots of psychology Educ Moscow University, 1924; Dr Pedagogical Sciences (Psychology), Leningrad Pedagogical Institute, 1940
1903, Moscow, Russia
1979, Moscow, Russia
Alexei Nikolaevich Leontiev (also spelled Leont'ev; Russian: Алексе́й Никола́евич Лео́нтьев; February 18, 1903, Moscow – January 21, 1979, Moscow), was a Soviet developmental psychologist, and the founder of activity theory.
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Graduated in social sciences, Moscow State University, 1924
doctor of science, 1940
Appointments & Honors
Professor, 1941, Chair, 1945, Dean, 1966-79, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University
Member, Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Russian Federation, 1950
Vice- President, International Union of Psychological Sciences, 1957- 76
Honored Member, La societa italiana di psicologia scientifica, 1963
Laureate of Lenin's, 1963, and Lomonosov's, 1977, Prizes
Hon. Dr, Universite de Paris, Sorbonne, 1968, University of Budapest, 1973, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1973, La sociedad espanola de psicologia, 1974
1931 The Development of Memory. (in Russian).
1959 Problems in Development of the Mind. Press of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences (in Russian).
1960 Rehabilitation of Hand Functions. Pergamon Press (with A. V. Zaporozhets).
1975 Action, Consciousness, Personality. Politizdat Publishers (in Russian).