ERIC Number: ED076074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Introduction to Developmental and Historical Structuralism.
Riegel, Klaus F.
This paper discusses the development of structuralism in psychology, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology by citing theories supported by thinkers in all these fields. The contrast between structure (schema, pattern, gestalt) and function (activity, interaction, transformation) is used as the point of departure for the discussion. The author seeks to emphasize the mutual dependency of these two concepts as seen in more recent theories. Piaget's theories concerning development are discussed at length. Concluding remarks review the trends and options of modern psychology. (VM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Behavior Patterns, Cognitive Development, Genetics, Interaction, Learning Theories, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Literature Reviews, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology, Space, Structural Analysis, Structural Linguistics, Time, Transformational Generative Grammar
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.