Psychology of Social Development

Classical Writers on Love: the Contemporary Look

The purpose of the research presented in the article was to determine how close the statements about love made by the classics to the views of our contemporaries. The study involved 230 people aged 19 to 61 years old, the mean age is 29 years, the sample consisted of 52% of women and 48% of men. We used the questionnaire “Concepts of love», especially designed for the purposes of the research, which includes 26 statements about love made by famous cultural figures of different times and nations.

On the Question OF Psychophysiological and Personal Factors of Perception of Daily Stressors

The paper presents the results of an empirical study, which purpose was to study the relationship between the perception of everyday stressors and the functional state of the nervous system, the level of stress tension and personal characteristics.

Formation of Discriminatory Personal Attitudes in the Process of Socialization

Discriminatory attitudes are an important regulator of individual and group behavior that is expressed towards representatives of various groups in the modern society. The importance of overcoming discriminatory attitudes for innovative development of the society has been confirmed. The article presents results of theoretical analysis of the problem of discriminatory attitudes formation from the standpoint of individual socialization. It is assumed that there are various sources of discriminatory attitudes that are actualized at different levels of individual socialization.

Connection between Coping Behaviour Strategies and Life-Purpose Orientations of the Graduates of Orthodox Monastery Orphanage in Guatemala

The article presents the results of the study of coping strategies and life-purpose orientations of graduates of an orphanage at an Orthodox monastery in Guatemala (N = 60). The relevance of the study is conditioned by the possibility of forming recommendations regarding organization of the upbringing process in both secular and religious orphanages, based on the understanding of characteristics under study and the relationship between them.

Labour Management and Features of Business Communication Styles of Subjects (Based on the Example of Nurse Practices)

The article presents the results of study of business communication styles (BCS) of senior nurses (30 people) and nurses (135 people) at the age of 22 to 65 years old. The goal of the study is the analysis of nurses’ labor management features as a factor of their business communication styles formation.

Understanding the Problem Situation and its Successful Solution

The goal of this research is to study the process of understanding as a form of productive thinking aimed at solving problematic situations. We demonstrated that the understanding of a meaning of a work of art, which unfolds as a dialogue between two subjects: the author and the reader/audience, can serve as a model for understanding the problematic situation. The standard for understanding is the meaning laid down by the author.

Types of Adaptive Personality Readiness in the School Learning Environment

The article presents the results of an empirical study of high school students’ adaptive readiness. The issue of adaptive personality readiness is important today and it is driven by the necessity of students’ readiness development to adaptation and incompetence of psychological knowledge about typological characteristics of adaptive readiness. The article carries out the analysis of the problems of adaptive personality readiness development in contemporary psychology.

The Value-Based Personality Structure of Compatriots in the Context of Their Return to their Historical Homeland

The relevance of the research is driven by the importance of studying the value-based personality structure in the context of their adaptation to a new ethno and socio-cultural environment. The goal of the research is to study the value hierarchy of migrants who have received the status of a participant in the State program to assist the voluntary resettlement of compatriots living abroad to the Russian Federation. The theoretical basis for the study is Schwartz’ refined theory of basic personal values.

Characteristics of Moral Elite and Modern Ideas about a Decent Person

The article presents the result of the empirical study of the implicit concepts of a moral (“decent”) person, which was carried out on various samples of respondents: students from different regions of Russia (Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Khabarovsk) and successful people, who can be attributed to the scientific and artistic elite of the country (this group included leaders of scientific and creative collectives, doctors, economists, scientists, artists, musicians).

Dynamics of Reflective Personality Characteristics in the Structure of Professional Burnout

The article presents the available in the scientific literature approaches to the analysis of the phenomenon of professional burnout and descriptions of factors, symptoms and determinants. The results of a comparative study of the reflexive characteristics of the employees of the boarding home are presented, depending on the level of their emotional burnout (n = 55, 38–52 years, work experience from 4 to 22 years). The following questionnaires were used in the study: “Diagnosis of emotional burnout of an individual» by V. V. Boyko; «Diagnosis of professional burnout» by K. Maslach, S.