Enactivism and the Experiential Reality of Culture: Rethinking the Epistemological Basis of Cultural Psychology

  title={Enactivism and the Experiential Reality of Culture: Rethinking the Epistemological Basis of Cultural Psychology},
  author={Cor Baerveldt and Theo P.E.M. Verheggen},
  journal={Culture \& Psychology},
  pages={183 - 206}
The key problem of cultural psychology comprises a paradox: while people believe they act on the basis of their own authentic experience, cultural psychologists observe their behavior to be socially patterned. It is argued that, in order to account for those patterns, cultural psychology should take human experience as its analytical starting point. Nevertheless, there is a tendency within cultural psychology to either neglect human experience, by focusing exclusively on discourse, or to… 
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