Psychology of Social Development

Regulatory and Worldview Factors of Various Forms of Social Activity of Young People

The aim of the research presented in this article is to study the regulative and ideological factors of different forms of social activity among students. The empirical study is carried out on a sample of students (N = 236), including high school students of general secondary schools (N = 118) and university students from Saratov and Saratov Oblast. We used a complex of psychodiagnostical tools to register various forms of social activity and degree of manifestation using a special questionnaire (by I. V. Arendachuk, E. E. Bocharova, A. I. Zagranichniy et al).

Interconnection between Discriminatory Attitudes of an Individual and Socio-Demographic Characteristics, Socio-Political and Socio-Economic Preferences

Discriminatory attitudes, which are common for the society, inhibit social, cultural, and economic development. It is a significant risk factor in the system of interpersonal and social relationships. That is why it is important to analyse the determinants of discriminatory attitudes of individuals and groups for scientific explanation and development of practical recommendations in the field of social management and risk management.

Socio-cognitive Types of Experiencing Reality and Commitment to One’s Country

It is proposed to distinguish nine socio-cognitive types of reality experiencing based on different types of combination of personal social well-being and the level of its socio-cultural integration of the imaginative sphere. The concept of level of sociocultural integration of the personal imaginative sphere, which was conceptualized and operationalized by the author in her precious works, shows how the system of significantly experienced secondary images of the world integrates a person with the socio-cultural environment of a large social community of the country.

Моделирование развития речемыслительной деятельности младших школьников с естественным билингвизмом

In theoretical substantiation of the problem under study it is emphasized that trans-disciplinarity and poly-paradigmality, as fundamental principles in modern psychology, create a cognitive situation in the study of verbal and cognitive activity of bilingual children and allow forming a model for its development that corresponds to modern ideals of post-non-classical rationality.

The Phenomenon of “Resources”: Topos and Chronos in the Actualization of Environmental Conditions as Resources

The aim of the research is to study the relationship between the measure of social success of middle-aged people and the conditions of the social environment (spatial characteristics) and the temporal characteristics of their actualization (usage, creation, acquisition) as resources. Hypothesis: the conditions of the social environment, actualized as resources at different time stages of the social formation of the subject, have different significance for representatives of different social groups.

Dynamics of Development of Emotional Intelligence in University Students

The article presents the results of an empirical study of the level of emotional intelligence of students majoring in Psychology studying in different years (N = 100), performed with the use of the following psychodiagnostic tools: N. Hall’s Assessment of Emotional Intelligence questionnaire (adapted by E. P. Ilyin, I. V. Andreeva); a questionnaire aimed at studying the subjective notion of emotional intelligence, designed by the author to expand empirical data. The relevance of the study is due to the need to form a high level of emotional intelligence in future psychologists.

Peculiars of the Parental Position in Families of Different Types

The goal of the empirical study described in the article was to identify the features of the parental position in families of different types (foster and birth families). The hypothesis was confirmed that there are qualitative differences in the understanding of parental position in families of different types.

Attitudes Towards Out-Group Members: Ethnocultural Components and Socialization

The article presents the testing of the hypothesis that in the structure of individual experience, socialization as a form of adaptation to the environment is provided by more differentiated, late-formed systems, in comparison with ethno-cultural traditions and rules. The study involved 185 people, Russians and Kazakhs living on the same territory – in Saratov, Russia and Uralsk, Kazakhstan.

Cross-Cultural Peculiars of Coping Strategies of the Russian and the French Students in the Context of Psychological Well-Being

The goal of the empirical study described in the article was to identify the cross-cultural characteristics of coping strategies and psychological well-being undertaken on a sample of the Russian (n = 70) and the French (n = 70) students aged 18 to 25 years old using the following psychodiagnostic tools: “Scale of psychological well-being” (by C. Riff, adapted by N. N. Lepeshinsky), “Ways of Coping Questionnaire” (WCQ, adapted by T. L. Kryukova and E. V. Kuftyak).

Interdependence of Harmoniousity of Valuable Orientations and Social Maturity

The paper presents the results of a correlation study, which purpose is to study the relationship between the harmony of value orientations and social maturity. As a hypothesis, it was suggested that the harmony of value orientations is closely related to various aspects of social maturity (social status, economic status, personal maturity). The empirical basis of the study consisted of 357 people (men and women aged 18–30 years, 178 women and 169 men). To collect empirical data, we used the methods based on a complex programme developed by A. B. Kupreichenko and A. L.