Alexander Luria

Psychologist, Academic

1902 – 1977

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Who was Alexander Luria?

Alexander Romanovich Luria was a famous Soviet neuropsychologist and developmental psychologist. He was one of the founders of Cultural-Historical Psychology, and a leader of the Vygotsky Circle. Luria's magnum opus was his textbook on neuropsychology titled Higher Cortical Functions in Man which has been translated into multiple languages, and which was supplemented with his book titled The Working Brain in the 1970s. Apart from his work with Vygotsky, Luria is widely known for his later work with two extraordinary psychological case studies, his study of a man with a highly advanced memory, published as "The Mind of a Mnemonist", and the study of a man with traumatic brain injury, published as "The Man with a Shattered World".

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Born
Jul 16, 1902
Kazan
Also known as
  • Dr. Alexander Luria
  • Aleksandr Romanovich Luria
Religion
  • Atheism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • White people
Nationality
  • Soviet Union
Profession
Education
  • Kazan Federal University
Employment
  • Moscow State University
Lived in
  • Kazan
Died
Aug 14, 1977
Moscow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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