Teoretical and Methodological Approaches to Investigations of Psyche’s Development

Levels and Criteria of Individuality Evolution

The article presents data regarding theoretical analysis of implementation of the two major approaches to the term «individuality», which were adopted by Soviet and post-Soviet ideology. The author developed level-based structure of the theoretical model - «Personoriented concept of happiness», which allows to incorporate both versions, where the first version is hierarchically subordinate to the second version.

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.

Theoretical Contradictions in the Defining

The article describes theoretical inconsistencies in defining the psychological mechanisms of intuition. The research points out the approach that regards intuition as a complex functioning, and the other cognitive
process considering intuition as the means to obtain «direct knowledge», which is beyond the rationally explicable availability of information. The authors outline the difficulties professionals of different areas
face in the course of studying intuitional phenomena (psychologists, psycho-physiologists).

Happiness and Meaning: the Discussion with M. Seligman

The author presents theoretical views and experimental results, which question M. Seligman's statement concerning the necessity of a person's attachment to something outer and bigger than herself in order
to achieve meaning in life. In the frame of the author's theoretic conception, meaning is achieved with the help of realization of something inner, smaller and higher, not bigger and outer. Numerous positive

Socio-Psychological Well-Being of Children in Megapolis : the Methodological Foundations of Research

The article presents the theoretical and methodological rationale for the empirical study of socio-psychological well-being of children living in the city. Macro- and micro-social factors of the megapolisare considered. Among them are: the objective living conditions (the district, type of housing, dwelling comfort level and so on), social and socio-psychological characteristics of the family and parents (the economic status of the family, the families residence term in the metropolis and so on). Characteristics of the child as a determinant of socio-psychological well-being are studied.

Phenomenon of «Acme»

Dedicated ambiguous aspects of the relationship between the individual (in situations of success, occupational referred to as «Acme») and the environment, relationships, avoiding discussion of sequential study in publications typical of acmeology. Considered important for understanding the phenomenon of «Acme» his «measurements» (temporary, ethical, methodological).


В статье изложены результаты теоретического анализа проблемы кризиса с точки зрения акмеологического подхода. Вследствие обобщения  взглядов  на  состояние  кризиса  философов,  историков, социологов и психологов выделены признаки кризиса на уровне личности и общества. Определено соотношение понятий «кризис», «акме», «кате», «катарсис». Дано обоснование категории идеала как ключевой при анализе и во взаимосвязи с указанными понятиями.  Предложена  классификация  способов  преодоления кризиса, включающая в себя три фазы.


В  статье  рассматривается  отношение  человека  к  деятельности как совокупность структурносодержательных «внутренних условий». Показано, что доминирующими составляющими «внутренних условий» – отношения человека к деятельности – являются мотивация  и  самооценка,  от  внутреннего  содержания  которых зависит структурносодержательная организация качеств и черт личности.


Анализируются три реальности, в которых живет человек, – эмпирическая, социокультурная  и  экзистенциальная.  Показано,  что  человек  одновременно  существует  в  разных  реальностях и понимает их на неодинаковых психологических основаниях. Психологическим основанием понимания суждений о фактах эмпирической реальности оказывается одинаковое для всех людей значение, а не индивидуальный личностный смысл. В этом случае понимание  основано  на  общеизвестном  достоверном  знании,  которое  М.