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A Sort of Essay with a Perspective on Activity Theories and the Ontology of Psychology: Learning from Danish and Russian Experiences by Jens Mammen & Irina Mironenko
  • Asger NeumannEmail author
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Abstract

As a perspective on Mammen and Miroenkos the article is reflecting on the possibility of Activity Theory being a foundation on which Psychology could be integrated. Mammen and Miroenkos point that directed activity not only is towards objects “defined as a sum of qualities, but by individual reference” is a starting point. As a specific example the phenomenon Love, as “significant object relations”, is related to the concept “choice categories”. It is stated that relations of affection and love can’t be understood independent of history of common activity, and that this makes the concept “choice categories” central in a psychological understanding of what love is.

Keywords

Activity Theory Object Relation Common Activity Individual Reference Football Club 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aarhus UniversitetAarhusDenmark

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