Psychology of Social Development

Structural and Contextual Characteristics of Text Artistic Perception in Future Teachers

The relevance of the study is conditioned by the need to develop artistic (aesthetic) competence of a future teacher, the development of which largely determines the effectiveness of students’ literary development. The purpose of the study presented in the article is to determine the ability of future teachers to carry out figurative generalization and figurative concretization, as well as to develop the ability to recognize different levels of meaning in a work of fiction.

Military Identity of an Officer: Questionnaire and Its Validation

The purpose of the study presented in the article is to develop and validate the original technique for determining military identity level. The relevance of research topic is conditioned by the lack of methods for determining military identity level of military personnel. We proposed a new tool to determine the level of military identity. The hypothesis of the study was an assumption that the tool that was developed for assessing military identity level of officers is valid and reliable.

Motivational Sphere Peculiarities in Students Applying to Study at Sports Educational Institutions

The relevance of the study of motivational sphere in students applying to study at sports educational institutions is determined by understanding of sports activities motive as an adaptation factor (M. A. Kuzmin), as well as the significance of motivation formation precisely at the stage of specialization as a professional athlete (E. Ilyin). The purpose of the study was to investigate the characteristics of motivational sphere in students applying to study at a sports educational institution.

Manifestation of Envy in Young Men and Women with Various Sibling Positions in the Family

Relations within the subsystem of siblings are an important factor determining social situation of children’s development within the family, their personal peculiarities and social adaptation on the whole. The article presents the empirical study results, which has the purpose of studying manifestation of envy in young men and women, who are the only children in their families and those who have siblings. The hypothesis is based on the supposition that there are differences in the manifestation of envy in young men and women with a different 

Individual and Psychological Characteristics of Adulting in Adolescent Ontogenesis Period

The article presents empirical research data regarding the process of modern adolescents’ adulting. The relevance of the study is conditioned by contradictions associated with changes in the adulthood criteria, avoidance of their standard understanding, lengthening the transition period from childhood to adulthood. The purpose of the study is to identify individual and psychological characteristics of adulting process in adolescents.

Ethnic Specificity of Discriminatory Attitudes

The goal of the research presented in the article is an empirical study of the specifics of ethnic discriminatory attitudes. The relevance of the study is the necessity to create, basing on theoretical data, the practice-oriented directions and recommendations related to the fact that the existence of discriminatory attitudes is a factor hindering the development of society as harmonious and tolerant and, as a result, it makes impossible the manifestation of social activity of an individual.

Structural Peculiarity of Discriminatory Attitudes of the Personality

The purpose of the study presented in the article is to investigate structural peculiarities of discriminatory attitudes empirically. The study was conducted on a sample (N=168), mean age 27,63 years, the sample was mostly composed of females (78,6%). In the course of study we used the following psycho-diagnostic toolset: a questionnaire that was specifically developed for the investigation, Yanoff-Bulman’s “Scale of Basic Beliefs” (M. A. Padun and A. V. Kotelnikova’s adaptation).

Collective Memory and Instances of Temporality

The goal of the research presented in the article is theoretical reflection of collective memory characteristics and its projections on different temporal modes – the past, the present and the future. The article presents the results of the theoretical reflection of collective memory as a sociocultural and socio-psychological phenomenon of being of a human and humankind, as well as its projections on different temporal modes – the past, the present and the future.

Integral Individuality of Students with Different Combinations of Rationality and Risk Appetite in Decision-Making

The article presents the results of an empirical study which has the purpose of studying the relationship of indicators of multi-level properties in the structure of integral individuality of students with different combinations of rationality of decision-making and risk appetite.

Sociometric Status Change in Junior Adolescents in the Process of Training

The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of the subject-subject interaction of a teacher with a group of junior teenagers on the change of its sociometric structure in the process of learning. We analyzed the state-of-art in the investigations of sociopsychological processes in a study group using the sociometric method; the study also revealed features of the group structure and the dynamics of its change. The relevance of the work is due to the lack of knowledge of how to form an educational group as a collective subject and its role in the learning success.

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