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Кленова М. А. Theoretical Prerequisites for the Study of Discriminatory Attitudes of the Personal in the Changing Society. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series: Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2018, vol. 7, iss. 3, pp. 245-?. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18500/2304-9790-2018-7-3-245-249


Theoretical Prerequisites for the Study of Discriminatory Attitudes of the Personal in the Changing Society

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The main purpose of the article is to present a theoretical review and analysis of modern Russian and foreign studies on the problem of discriminatory attitudes of an individual. The urgency of the study is determined by many factors and is due to scientific, theoretical and socio-psychological circumstances of the modern society. Discriminatory attitudes increase the intensity of local conflicts between dominant and discriminated groups. The theoretical hypothesis of the study is the assumption that presence of discriminatory attitudes is a factor that hinders development of the society as a harmonious and tolerant unity, and, as a consequence, makes it impossible to manifest social activity expressed through creativity, freedom, and self-development of the society. The emphasis is on the specifics of a modern society characterized by transitivity. The article describes the category of transit from the viewpoint of social psychology. It views the main trends of modern scientific research in the context of discriminatory attitudes of an individual. The article presents and unveils such concepts as lookism, ethnolookism, faceism, and ageism. It demonstrates the interrelations between concepts of discriminatory attitude and prejudice. We analysed and examined modern Russian and foreign studies on the problem of discriminatory attitudes. The relevance and necessity of the empirical study of the specifics of discriminatory attitudes in modern society has been substantiated. The main sources and forms of discrimination have been described. Some of the main conclusions that it is necessary to indicate, are as follows: the problem of discrimination and discriminatory attitudes is very relevant and is the subject of numerous studies. The Теоретико-методологические подходы к исследованию развития психики Акмеология образования 249 subject of research within the framework of discriminatory attitudes is similar in content to both Russian and in foreign scientific works. However, there is a certain cultural, historical, political and sociopsychological specificity. Based on the proposed conclusions, we have determined the main directions for the subsequent empirical study of discriminatory attitudes in the modern society

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