The history of Kazakhstan psychology: undeservedly forgotten names

Zh. S. Seyіtnur, N. S. Akhtayeva


The article notes that the  history  of  psychology  has  a  certain  placein the  domestic history  of  science, however in  the  existing historical literature  of  psychology there is  no  place to  prominent kazakh scientist Gaziz  Idrisov­  ich Aimanov, undeservedly forgotten by his companions and followers. In this regard, we would like to fill this gap in  the history of  Kazakhstan psychology, and remind his name toreaders. The article presents the biography of the sci­ entist, discloses social, psychological, cultural, economical and internal factors that influenced the development and formation of G.Aimanov as a scientist, a professional psychologist and educator. A brief psychological analysis of the  PhD work content on theme: “Peculiarities of visual and motor analyzers’ de­ velopmentof high school students” was given.The article draws attention of the scientific community to the names whosignificantly contributed to the devel­ opment of domestic psychology and training of the psychological and peda­ gogical staff of the Republic of Kazakhstan. A brief historical overview of the training of psychological personnel in the country was given. In this series were presented the following names of Kazakh scientists. And as a historical fact, an example of necessity to revive the forgotten names, was presented life path of G.I.Aimanov –the graduate of the former Kazakh State University named after S.M.Kirov, faculty of logic and psychology, who will celebrate his  90  years in  the coming year (2017).


historical and psychological research; domestic psychology; his­tory of psychology; nomothetic and ideographic research; positivism; scientism; the cultural­-historical theory.

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