Alexander Vladimirovich Zaporozhets (Russian: Александр Владимирович Запорожец; [zəpɐˈroʐɨt͡s]; 1905-1981) was a Soviet developmental psychologist, a student of Lev Vygotsky and Alexei Leontiev.
Zaporozhets studied psychological mechanisms of voluntary movements, perception and action, as well as the development of thought in children. He was one of the major representatives of the Kharkov School of Psychology.Zaporozhets, A. V. (1965). The development of perception in the preschool child. In P.H. Mussen (ed.), European Research in Cognitive Development. SRCD 30, no. 2, 82-101
Zaporozhets, A. & Elkonin, D. (Eds.) (1971). The psychology of preschool children [trans. J. Shybut & S. Simon] (pp. 231–242). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
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