Crimean Peninsula


From: Andrew Phelps


Subject: Re: [PsySR-humanrights] Fw: Illegitimate referendum in Crimea, civil resistance and role of international community

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 11:18 AM



I would not explain that article in the same way as below. I look at the "avoidance" as well as the immediacy of description of experience.

There is an unspoken story, akin to the "unspoken story" regarding the disagreement between the APA and PsySR over how to engage the "Leso" situation. The story in the situation presented does not engage directly the major issue of psychology that merges with the Ukrainian circumstance and the complexity of the Crimean referendum situation. Nonetheless, such concern obtains. Perhaps the "Nasruddin" character [the Persian Sufi "wise fool"] will "foolishly" explain further!

Lev Vygotsky developed the critique of behavior psychology in the frame of critical engagement with class and culture, a perspective now known as "sociocultural psychology." He avoided the "Gulag" experience due to passing away for medical reasons in 1934. At the Kharkov Institute in the Ukraine, his research was sustained and developed. Today that research - some of which was presented at the PsySR UDC 2003 conference - is insufficiently regarded, albeit that the implications for the psychology of social justice are quite strong.

On Sat, 3/22/14, Ooo wrote:

I would agree.

On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 11:17 PM, Pmj wrote:

The article is all speculation.

On Saturday, March 22, 2014 5:44 PM, Jfe forwarded:

Challenging referendum in Crimea and its annexation & what international community can do to assist nonviolent dissidents - all in the article coauthored with Peter Ackerman & published today in openDemocracy: HERE

For PsySR, the path of "transcendence" of conventional psychological illusion regarding culture and society is yet to be fully engaged. Many are speaking towards that in different ways, which is good. That includes IMHO the two "complaining" advocates, above. The concern should be how to put a positive face on the "psychological anthropology" that embraces the integrity of the human rights advocates for social responsibility.