The development of modern information technologies leads to the great amount of external tools of human activity. These complicated semiotic systems mediate the higher level of mental functions. The investigation of mediated forms of behavior belongs to the Russian tradition in psychological research. New communicative means essentially transform the operational structureofhumanactivity,itsorientationbasisandmotivationalregulation. Toillustratethisposition,wepresentcumulative results of our investigation.
Arestova, Olga; Babanin, Leonid; and Voiskounsky, Alexander, "Computer-Mediated Communications Research in Russia" (1996). ICIS 1996 Proceedings. 46.