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Aleksei N. Leontiev (1045)

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
Short Biography
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. | More at Wikipedia
  • 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
Principal Publications
  • 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).