Yurevich, Andrey V.
Publications by Yurevich, Andrey V.
Yurevich A.V., Ushakov D.V. (2013).The Psychological dynamics of modern Russian society: an expert estimate. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 6, 21-34
Over the past several years, the possibilities for Russia’s economic growth have been discussed widely. This problem is unquestionably topical. However, do material factors alone determine the well-being of a society and its people? Since the mid-1980s, the overwhelming majority of indicators of the psychological state of Russian society have been demonstrating a negative tendency, and this trend not only reflects on the citizens’ sense of self but also creates obstacles on the way to the country’s innovative development.
Themes: Social psychology
Keywords: modern Russian society, psychological state, expert assessment
Yurevich A.V. (2008). Cognitive Frames in Psychology: Demarcations and Ruptures. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 1, 7-24
This article looks at the main symptoms of the crisis in psychology. The author believes that in addition to the traditional manifestations that have dogged psychology since it emerged as an independent science, there have appeared some new symptoms. The author identifies three fundamental "ruptures": "vertical" ruptures between various schools and trends, "horizontal" ruptures between natural science and humanitarian psychology and "diagonal" ruptures between research (academic) and practical psychology. In the author's opinion, these manifestations of the crisis of psychology have recently been compounded by the crisis of its rationalistic foundations.
Themes: Philosophy of Psychology
Keywords: meta-theories, paradigms, sociodigms, metadigms
Yurevich A. V., Ushakov D. V. (2009). Quantitative Estimate of the Macropsychological State of Modern Russian Society. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 2, 35-56
The authors give the quantitative estimation of the macropsychological state of modern Russian society based on its political, social and economic characteristics. For these purposes the composite index of the macropsychological state of society is developed. It combines two secondary indexes such as a societal psychological stability index and a societal socio-psychological well-being index.
Themes: Social psychology
Keywords: economic determinism, macropsychology, psychological state of society, composite index, social well-being, social optimism, reforms.
Yurevich A.V. (2010). Future from the Past. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 3, 611- 625
The author demonstrates that the bulk of futurological forecasts do not come true as well as predictions contained in scientific fiction. In his view the systematic mistakes of such forecasts are due not to the shortcomings of predictions, but to the fact that the development of civilization is unfolding in irrational direction. It is connected with the substitution of "paradigm of development" by the "paradigm of entertainment" - the distinguishing manifested process which has psychological roots. The author states that underestimation of the changes in human psychology is still alive and well in futurological forecasts what diminishes their exactness.
Pages: 611- 625
Themes: Psychology and culture
Keywords: futurology, scientific fiction, forecasts, systematic mistake, civilization, psychology, science, technology, "paradigm of development"
Yurevich A.V. (2012). Morality as a Psychological Problem. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 50-66
The author states that the problem of morality should be one of the main topics of psychological science though modern Russian psychology avoids it for some reasons. The Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences develops the qualitative approach to this problem based on the index combining several statistic indicators. Applying it to modern Russian society provides the opportunity qualitative estimate of its state and dynamics. Using the qualitative data the author demonstrates the dramatic moral situation in modern Russia, describes its main causes and directions of improving.