Vygotsky’s Social-Cultural Theory

Vygotsky: psychological tools enable the individual to develop higher psychological processes; they come from outside the individual from the surrounding culture
-General genetic law of cultural development occurs on 2 planes:
*Social plane- appears between people in an interpsychological category
*Psychological plane- appears after the interpsychological to within the child as intrapsychological
-Culture enhances the social, interpersonal, and language skills of an individual