Comments on, “Methodology of reflexological and psychological research”, at the Second Psychoneurological Congress in Leningrad.

“Instead of choosing a minor theme, as might befit a young man of twenty-eight speaking for the first time to a gathering of greybeards of his profession, Vygotsky chose the difficult theme of the relation between conditional reflexes and man's conscious behaviour .... Although he failed to convince everyone of the correctness of his view, it was clear that this man from the small provincial town in western Russia was an intellectual force who would have to be listened to. It was decided that Vygotsky should be invited to join the young staff of the new, reorganised Institute of Psychology in Moscow”

Alexander Luria


Luria, A (1979) The making of Mind.Cambridge, MA:Harvard University Press, pp.38-39.

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