March 01, 2016
Alexander Luria is one of the renowned and acknowledged persons who make devoted their time in the field of the early psychology. He served his life in making immense contributions to the field of psychology. The purpose of this paper is to focus on his historical background, his psychological perspective and his contributions to the field of psychology.
Alexander Luria was born in Kazan; his date of birth is 16 July 1902. Luria’s father was a gastroenterologist. He used to teach at the University of Kazan. After the revolution of 1917, he became the chief of Kazan institute of advance medical education. His mother was a dentist and his sister was a psychiatrist. People considered him a genius at the early age. He started gymnasium at the age of seven [Michael Cole (2015)].
Alexander Luria studied many languages including Latin, German, English and French. At the age of sixteen, he entered in Kazan University. After three years of that when he was nineteen he got his degree in 1921. He established the Kazan Psychoanalytic association and started his career in psychology. After taking the degree in 1921, he left the Kazan. He moved to Moscow where he spent rest of his life until his death. In 1923, he developed a psycho-diagnostic procedure that helped him to won a position in institute of psychology in Moscow. He had married to Vera Nikolayevna at the age of twenty-two. His marriage had ended after six years. Later in 1933, Luria had married to Lena Pimenovna. The marriage lasted until his death. Lena died in 1978. [Michael Cole (2015)].
Major contributions to the field of Psychology
He did most of his work in neuropsychology. He made major contribution in the study of damage of brain in adults. The damage of brain in adults causes memory disorders and language loss that is also called aphasia and motor sensory disruption. In the...