Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology

Izvestiya of Saratov University.

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Pozharsky S. D., Yumkina C. A. The Problem of Crisis in Acmeology. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2014, vol. 3, iss. 4, pp. 319-322. DOI: 10.18500/2304-9790-2014-3-4-319-322

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The Problem of Crisis in Acmeology

Pozharsky Svyatoslav D., St. Petersburg Institute of Psychology and Acmeology
Yumkina Catherine A., St. Petersburg Institute of Psychology and Acmeology

The article describes the results of theoretical analysis of crisis through the acmeological approach. The integration of different views on a crisis by philosophers, historians, sociologists and psychologists allowed us to define the features of crisis in individual life and social development. There were shown: 1) the difference between crisis, acme, katabole and catharsis; 2) the foundation of ideal as central concept of this problem; 3) the classification of crisis overcoming stages. On the first stage (entering crisis), person doubts and criti­cizes his/her previous ideal. On the second stage (stabilization and refund), person tries to find the reasons of his/her fails. On the third stage (reevaluation and catharsis), person creates the new ideal im­age of his/her future.


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