Allakhverdov, Viktor M.
Publications by Allakhverdov, Viktor M.
Allakhverdov, Viktor M. (2008). Awareness as a Result of Choice. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 1, 136-152
The article describes various studies on awareness - unawareness processes conducted at the department of General psychology at St.-Petersburg State University, Russia. The topic under discussion is the aftereffect of the negative choice, which was discovered by the author. This phenomenon is related to some other well-known psychological phenomena. The article discusses the meaning of this phenomenon (the aftereffect of the negative choice) for the research program in the psychology of consciousness.
Themes: Cognitive psychology
Keywords: cognitive studies
Allakhverdov V.M. (2009). The Role of Consciousness in Human Cognitive Activity. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 2, 124-140
The problem of consciousness is examined in the article. It is argued that all the existing approaches to consciousness do not explain the role consciousness plays in human life. An attempt of revealing and describing the principles of the mind’s work is made. Experimental phenomena observed by the author and his followers, particularly, the tendency of previously non-realized ideas not to be realized subsequently, are reviewed. The discussion of these phenomena allows to formulate a novel view on the nature of consciousness.