Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology
ISSN 2304-9790 (Print)
ISSN 2541-9013 (Online)


Manifest and latent social groups: Phenomenon, evolution, determinants. Part 1

Objective: to study the features of the social micro- and meso-environment as potential conditions for the formation, functioning and evolution of latent social groups. Hypotheses: 1. Various conditions of the social environment are not regarded as equivalent by people (persons of diff erent genders, ages, working in diff erent fi elds of activity, having diff erent social experience, etc.). 2. The conditions of the social environment have diff erent subjective signifi cance for people and collectively represent relatively autonomous and closed social spaces.

Social complementary dyads and the subject’s resources of success

The purpose of the article is to describe the phenomenon of “social complementary dyads”. Dyads are considered as small social groups (micro groups) being the main forms of people’s organization, of culture transfer, and of the development of special knowledge within the professional sphere; as social structures that ensure the reliability and eff ectiveness of human activity.

Intraprofessional Differentiation of Subjects and Updating of Environmental Resources

The author of the article carries out an exploration for the relations of environment conditions as outsubject resources that influence the choice of the subjects of the professional sphere and the subsequent success of their implementation in the profession and in the family. The data of the article are presented by the samples of public servants (126 pers.) and managers of commercial companies (148 pers.) collected by the author’s methodology «Questionnaire “Lifestyle”».

Space and Time of Intersubjective Interactions as Resources (Research Question Outline)

The paper presents a theoretical analysis of historical trends in the evolution of space and time in work organization as a collective activity of people as its subjects. Because of changes in conditions of interactions between these subjects, new resources are generated. The paper examines possible approaches to the study of space and the effects of interactions between subjects. It identifies seven stages in the evolution of interactions between subjects of collective activities during the twentieth century.

Level of Person's Social Success: Outer-Subject and Inter-Subject Resources

The purpose of the present research is do detect ontological characteristics of «acme» phenomenon, determine its limits, suggest particular limitations into the object of research, point out aspects interesting in a scientific way and significant in terms of further development of social technologies. The purpose is to suggest changing metaphors and unclear terms to the more clear terms from thesaurus of modern psychology allowing to make measurements.

Factors of Actualizatin of the Resources Subject with Reference to Professional Career

The present investigation presents the results of an empirical study of factors of resources actualization (intra subjective and extra subjec­tive) with reference to professional career (20 to 65 years) in repre­sentatives of various professions, carried out on a sample of 147 suc­cessful professionals aged 31–47 years, holding positions ranging from specialists to general director (managers – 68 people. account­ants – 36 people, private entrepreneurs – 43 pers.).

Terra incognita of vitality problem: Open issues. Part 1

The increase of uncertainty, instability, complexity, ambiguity of the dynamics of the condition of social subjects are among the issues that make vitality problem topical. This results in higher standards for adaptation mechanisms of an individual and social groups (families, work groups, sports, management, project teams) and greater importance of socio-psychological and psychological resources of a person.

Professional Selection: History and Prospects for Goal Setting

Purpose of the study: analysis of the set of issues related to the problem of professional selection (methodology and methods, techniques, procedures for organizing and conducting diagnostics, preservation and use of the empirical data, etc.).

A Person as a Subject in the Continuum «Prerequisites – Competencies»

Purpose of the study: to reveal both the nature of their interrelations and the functional relationships of the reflected phenomena (as fragments of social reality) through analyzing the practice of using a number of scientific terms in psychology.

“Acme”: Space and Time of Manifestation of the Phenomenon

The article discusses the content of the phenomenon of “acme”, it identifies “open questions”, the lack of answers to which hinders its study (temporal parameters of acme, the degree and nature of integration of human qualities, uniqueness and stability of mental structures, the role of environment and the nature of involvement of human activity in the activities of social groups, etc.). The purpose of the article is to raise questions of searching for and identifying spatial and temporal parameters of how the phenomenon of “acme” is manifested.