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Table of Contents List of Figures 9 Acknowledgements 11 Introduction. The problem of determinants and mechanisms of child development. The structure and content of the book 13 Chapter 1. Vygotsky's approach to child development 34 Chapter 2. The neo-Vygotskian elaboration of Vygotsky's approach to child development 79 Chapter 3. First year of life: Emotional interactions with caregivers as the leading activity of infants 132 Chapter 4. Second and third years of life: Object-centered joint activity with adults as the leading activity of toddlers 180 Chapter 5. Three- to six-year-olds: Sociodramatic play as the leading activity during the period of early childhood 225 Chapter 6. The period of middle childhood: Learning at school as children's leading activity 272 Chapter 7. The period of adolescence: Interactions with peers as the leading activity of adolescents 322 Conclusion. The neo-Vygotskian approach to child development: Accomplishments and shortcomings 362 References 379
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Vygotskiæi, L. S. (Lev Semenovich), 1896-1934.