Jaan Valsiner—Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology at Aalborg University, Denmark, and Professor of Psychology and English, Clark University, USA– is one of the founders of the re-birth of cultural psychology at the end of the 20th century, having established the journal, Culture & Psychology (Sage, London) back in 1995 and working as its Editor ever since. In 1995 he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Prize in Germany for his interdisciplinary work on human development (with follow-up visits to Germany in 1999 and 2012), and Senior Fulbright Lecturing Award in Brazil 1995-1997. He has been a visiting professor in Brazil, Japan, Australia, Estonia, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. He has published and edited over 40 books, of which The Guided Science (Transaction Publishers, 2012), The Guided Mind (Harvard, 1998) and Culture and the Development of Children’s Action (Wiley, 1987 and 1997) are most important. He has edited (with Kevin Connolly) the Handbook of Developmental Psychology (London: Sage, 2003) as well as the Cambridge Handbook of Socio-Cultural Psychology (2007, with Alberto Rosa). He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Sciences (Springer, from 2007) and of the Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Culture (2012). He also is the editor of three book series (Advances in Cultural Psychology—with Information Age Publishers, Charlotte, N.C., USA; History and Theory of Psychology—Transaction Publishers, USA, and Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation—with Routledge in UK), and one of the founding editors of the Yearbook of Idiographic Science (since 2008).


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