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Arakelov G.G., Glebov V.V. (2010). Psychology Future in Development of Neurosciences. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 3, 181-194

The article presents basic trends and prospects of development of neurosciences which study the problems of brain dysfunctions, thinking, memory, perception, and data processing It considers the questions raised by the research of brain elasticity of an adult person, the problem of individual consciousness, decoding of mechanisms of thinking, new trends in cross-cultural of studies.. The attention is focused on the important interdisciplinary researches in the field of studying stress / distress and various mental and psychosomatic frustrations which are caused by them.

About the authorsArakelov, Genadii G.; Glebov, V.V.
ThemesMethodology of psychology; Neuropsychology
Pages:  181-194
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2010.0008
Keywords:  психология, psychophysiology / психофизиология, neurosciences / нейробиология, brain activity, brain dysfunctions

Fedorov A.A. (2010). Behaviorology and Dialectical Materialism: On the Way to Dialogue. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 3, 171-180

In Vygotsky's words, Marxist psychology proceeds along the path of American behaviorism only to a certain point (1926). I suppose Vygotsky was mistaken. Behaviorism of his time was as immature as Marxist psychology, and much water has flowed under the bridge since then. Contemporary behaviorology is compatible with dialectical materialism. Here I will particularly examine three aspects. Firstly, materialistic interpretation of causality is crucial for both of them. Secondly, cause and consequence are dialectically related in selection by consequences, so it is in fact a dialectical model of behavior determination. Thirdly, laws of dialectics are applicable to behaviorology.

About the authorsFedorov, A.A.
ThemesMethodology of psychology
Pages:  171-180
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2010.0007
Keywords:  radical behaviorism, behaviorology, dialectical materialism, determinism, Skinner

Karpov A.V. (2010). Meta-system Approach as a Methodological Principle of Psychological Research. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 3, 154-170

The following article aims to explain why including a new principle - a meta-sys-tem approach principle - in methodological principles of psychological research is of crucial importance. In developing main points of system methodology this approach simultaneously appears to be a more general one, because it permits to overcome a number of limitations and, first of all, to incorporate a qualitatively unique class of systems - systems with an "embedded" meta-system level - in the sphere of research. Besides, the article covers main issues and methodological sources for applying the meta-system approach to psychological studies. It is the purpose of this article to demonstrate efficiency of the approach in understanding basic structural principles and content of the highest psychical level - the meta-system level.

About the authorsKarpov, Anatoly V.
ThemesMethodology of psychology; Theories and approaches
Pages:  154-170
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2010.0006
Keywords:  meta-system approach, methodological principle, systems theory, level of organization, subjective reality, structural-level organization, mental representation.

Karabanova O.A. (2010). Social Situation of Child's Development - the Key Concept in Modern Developmental Psychology. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 3, 130-153

The present study is aimed to examine the role of the concept of social situation of development, suggested by L.S. Vygotsky, to define determinants of psychological development of a child in modern developmental psychology. Its heuristic character is exposed by the fact that further elaboration of fundamental and applied as­pects of developmental psychology does not make the concept less urgent New studies still enrich its content, opening perspectives for further research.

About the authorsKarabanova, O.A.
ThemesDevelopmental psychology; Theories and approaches
Pages:  130-153
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2010.0005
Keywords:  development, cultural-historical theory by L.S. Vygotsky, social situa¬tion of development, contextualism, social relations

Klochko V.E. (2010). Cultural-Historical Psychology of L.S. Vygotsky: Exploring the Logic of Multidimensionality. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 3, 74-129

Cultural-historical theory of LS. Vygotsky is viewed in the paper through the prism of tendencies of psychology development, which are revealed by the trans-spective analysis understood as a tool of cognition of regularities of emergence of open self-developing systems to which science can be attributed. It is argued that cultural-historical psychology can be placed among the theories of post non-classical level; i.e. having declared itself at the age of emergence of non-classical psychology, the theory left its time behind. This fact significantly hindered (and is still hindering) comprehension of the multidimensional logic applied by LS. Vy­gotsky. It is shown that today this logic is becoming much more accessible for comprehension as science has started to embrace the ideals of post non-classical rationality. System anthropological psychology is considered as a modern version of cultural-historical psychology development, which has retained the original multidimensional logic applied by LS. Vygotsky.

About the authorsKlochko, Vitaliy Y.
ThemesMethodology of psychology; Theories and approaches
Pages:  74-129
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2010.0004
Keywords:  cultural-historical psychology; multidimensional logic, philosophy of multidimensionality, psychology of multidimensionality, system anthropological psychology

Petrenko V.F., Kucherenko V.V. (2010). Meditation as the Non-Mediated Perception. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 3, 73-112

Authors discuss notable philosophical and psychological aspects of Buddhism and Hinduism, as well as different features of meditation techniques in their relations to psychological study of consciousness.

About the authorsPetrenko, Viktor F. ; Kucherenko, V.V.
ThemesApplied psychology and psychotherapy; Methodology of psychology
Pages:  73-112
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2010.0003
Keywords:  consciousness, Buddhism, Hinduism, meditation, categorization, de-categorization.

Melnikova O.T., Khoroshilov D.A. (2010). Priority Research Directions in the Area of Qualitative Methodology. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 3, 46-72

The basic directions of modern theoretical and practical research in the area of qualitative methodology in Russia are discussed in the article. The complexity of research is considered from three points of view: the development of methodology of qualitative analysis, qualitative methods, and verbal and nonverbal projective techniques. The authors present an integrative model of the qualitative analysis, the research on specificity of the use of discourse-analysis method and projective techniques of expressive drawing, and also the influence of communicative com­petence of respondents on efficiency of focus groups. In conclusion prospects of integration of qualitative methodology are considered.

About the authorsMelnikova, O.T.; Khoroshilov, D.A.
ThemesMethodology of psychology
Pages:  46-72
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2010.0002
Keywords:  qualitative methods, the qualitative analysis, a method of focus groups, analysis levels, objectivity, validity, reliability, interpretation, the discour¬se-analysis, discourse theories, a metaphor, projective techniques, expressive drawing, communicative competence, efficiency of focus group, integration, multiparadigm science.

Zinchenko Yu.P., Menshikova G.Ya., Bayakovsky Yu.M., Chernorizov A.M., Voiskounsky A.E. (2010). Technologies of Virtual Reality in the Context of WorldWide and Russian Psychology: Methodology, Comparison with Traditional Methods, Achievements and Perspect

The paper introduces virtual reality systems as a new methodolology of carrying out both traditional and originally designed experimental studies in psychology and in a broader context - in neuroscience. This methodology, often differing from classical approaches toward planning and performing a study in cognitive, social, educational, organizational and numerous other disciplines within psychology, is placed in the context of genuine Russian and at the same time of world-wide psychological theories, conceptions and traditions. Advantages, currently available results, challenges and perspectives of the virtual paradigm in experimental psychology, psychotherapy and psychological rehabilitation are thoroughly described and analyzed. The ideas of immersive virtuality are also shown to play a profound role at diverse levels of innovative learning and teaching, including special, extracurricular, and college education. Besides, applied virtual reality sys­tems are presented as being of serious importance for the university students' training: it is expected that new generations of professional psychologists will use these systems extensively. The multifaceted theoretical activities and applied work of the staff and students affiliated with the Psychology Department, Lomonosov Moscow State University, aimed at development and usage of immersive virtual reality systems are fully presented in the paper.

About the authorsZinchenko, Yury P. ; Chernorizov, Alexsander M. ; Menshikova, G.Ya.; Bayakovsky, Yu. M.; Voiskounsky, Alexander E.
ThemesMedia and cyber psychology
Pages:  12- 45
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2010.0001
Keywords:  experimental psychology, neuroscience, psychotherapy, psychological rehabilitation, methodology, virtual reality, immersion, modality, innovative education, motor activity, psychophysics, cognitive psychology

Petrenko V.F., Korotchenko E.A. (2012). Metaphor as a Basic Mechanism of Art (Painting) . Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 531-567

This article describes research on visual semantics, different forms of metaphor used in rhetoric and philology (tropes: metonymy, hyperbole, litotes, oxymoron, and others), and images, which are metaphorical also. The research was carried out using paintings. The authors state that the function of metaphor is to transform the sense of the image from a psychological point of view.

About the authorsPetrenko, Viktor F. ; Korotchenko, Evgeniya A.
ThemesPsychology and culture
Pages:  531-567
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0033
Keywords:  visual semantics, sense tropes, metaphor, metonymy, hyperbole, litotes, oxymoron, image, mental energy.

Vasyukova E.E. (2012). The Nature of Chess Expertise: Knowledge or Search? Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 511-528

In this article, we briefl y survey studies of the nature of expertise, and we present the results of research directed at evidence of the complicated nature of expertise, which is most eff ectively seen in experts’ use of a transfer mechanism. The phenomenon of the transfer of verbalized operational senses (VOS) is analyzed and is investigated on the basis of the sense theory of thinking, as proposed by Tikhomirov (1969, 1984).

It is shown that VOS transfer manifests itself in diverse forms. It seems to be dependent on the factors of chess position and the age and skill level of the player. Diverse forms of transferring are associated with a change in separate indices of VOS volume, structure, depth, and degree of consciousness in a connected position. VOS transfer is found more in skilled than in unskilled chess players; skilled players demonstrate selectivity of search in a connected position. VOS transfer is associated not simply with the repetition and copying of some forecasts, which give the direction of search, but also with using and transforming the results of previous verbal searches.

About the authorsVasyukova, Ekaterina E.
ThemesSport psychology
Pages:  511-528
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0032
Keywords:  chess expertise, knowledge, search, memory, thinking, verbalized and unverbalized operational senses, transfer

Bespalov B.I., Leonov S.V. (2012). Characteristics of Silent Counting in Synchronized Swimmers. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 498-510

This article describes the temporal characteristics of silent counting as used during a competition by the Russian youth team of synchronized swimmers. The athletes listened to the music that accompanied their performance at the competition. Diff erent indices of silent counting were defi ned, such as the beginning and cessation of diff erent periods of counting, counting frequency, the stability of the temporal structure of silent counting, the degree of synchronization of silent counting at diff erent moments during the sports program. We studied the relationship of these characteristics of counting with expert estimates of the athletes’ sense of tempo, coordination of movements, and choreographic abilities.

About the authorsBespalov, Boris I. ; Leonov, Sergey V.
ThemesSport psychology
Pages:  498-510
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0031
Keywords:  synchronized swimming, synchronicity of movements, silent counting, regulation of motor activity

Veraksa A.N., Gorovaya A.E., Leonov S.V., Pashenko A.K., Fedorov V.V. (2012). The Possibility of Using Sign and Symbolic Tools in the Development of Motor Skills by Beginning Soccer Players. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 473-497

This article analyzes the use of iconic and symbolic tools by young athletes in the development of concrete motor skills. The study involved 22 young athletes, aged 5–6 years, attending a soccer school in Moscow, Russia. The methodological procedure included using specifi cally designed mini-movies, which were short video clips employing different sign and symbolic tools for mastering alternate dribbling using the inner and outer side of the foot and the subsequent kick of the ball toward the net. The results showed the eff ectiveness of these tools when working with young soccer players. Those athletes who used metaphors as one of the tools for mastering motor skills exhibited better movement development than did the athletes who used sign tools.

About the authorsVeraksa, Aleksandr N. ; Gorovaya, Aleksandra E. ; Leonov, Sergey V. ; Pashenko, Aleksander K. ; Fedorov, Valeriy V.
ThemesSport psychology
Pages:  473-497
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0030
Keywords:  sport, sport psychology, motor skill, sign, symbol, metaphor, image

Kulikova T.I. (2012). Psychological Culture of a Class Teacher as the Foundation of Modern Schoolchildren’s Psychological Security. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 458-47

This article discusses the role that psychological culture of class teacher plays in the establishment and maintenance of psychological safety in a modern schoolchild. The problem of protection against psychological abuse within the educational environment of a school is particularly important in the current socio-cultural realm. The article analyzes many pedagogical and psychological studies regarding the problem of psychological education of teachers. It discusses contradiction between the objective need to create a psychologically safe learning environment and the unwillingness of teachers to work on it due to low own level of psychological culture. The author introduced the original structural model of psychological culture of a class teacher, representing the integration of the three main components: the culture of pedagogical refl ection, emotional culture and culture of pedagogical infl uence.

About the authorsKulikova, Tatyana I.
ThemesEducational psychology
Pages:  458-470
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0029
Keywords:  psychological culture, psychological safety, class teacher, modern schoolchildren

Akopyan L.S. (2012). Conceptual Bases of Research of a Verbal and Nonverbal Pattern of Children’s Fears. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 446-457

The article presents the results of theoretical and experimental research on emotional states, in particular, on fears that worry young school-aged children. The approach used to study this phenomenon comprises quantitatively-qualitative, frequency-intensive, existential, micro- and macro surrounding, moral and selfregulation dimensions. Substantial characteristics of children’s fears, self-control of young school-aged children, and ways of coping with fears in various conditions of social situations of development are considered. The studied spectrum of emotions young school-aged children experience in everyday situations (at home, at school, during their leisure time) is described. Study on verbal and nonverbal patterns of fears of young school-aged children is presented. The original structural questionnaire developed by the author and the picturesque test composed the research apparatus. In a majority of drawings children tend to “counterbalance” the image of their fear with some additional images containing positive elements (positive plot). This finding confirms the assumption previously made by the author of the immanent nature of self-regulating processes that regulate coping with fear.

About the authorsAkopyan, Lubov S.
ThemesDevelopmental psychology
Pages:  446-457
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0028
Keywords:  emotional states, living conditions of young school-aged children, children’s drawings, fear, depicting fears, the verbal and nonverbal content of fears, methods of coping.

Kornev A.N. (2012). School Disadaptation in Children with Speech Underdevelopment and its Prevention. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 436-445

350 7 to 14-year-old students of a special school for children with severe speech and language disorders (SLD) were tested through psychological, neurolinguistic and clinical methods. It was a longitudinal study. During 4-5 years of studying at the special school, the majority of speech and language impairments reduce and communicative skills grow up. But the other students demonstrate regress of adaptation skills, intellectual efficiency and increase in restlessness, aggressive behavior, mood disorders, and neurotic disorders. We recognize it as the state of exacerbation. Comparative statistical analysis reveals that this state occurs mostly between 9.5 and 11.5 years of life. 50% of the decompensation cases observed occurs in this age range. The data obtained gave us an incentive to develop a prevention program. The target group included a population aged 9.5-10 with PSU (PPMI-program). The 2-year experience of incorporating the risk subgroup of SLIC into the PPMI-program gave a positive return. The amount of decompensations reduced significantly. Intensity of psychopatological disorders decreased.

About the authorsKornev, Alexander N.
ThemesDevelopmental psychology; Clinical psychology
Pages:  436-445
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0027
Keywords:  speech, language, disorders, exacerbation, prevention

Abramenkova V.V., Minyaev A.S. (2012). Child Safety in School Emergencies. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 422-435

The main research objective was to study characteristics of children community`s mutual activities that infl uence the eff ectiveness of implementing security in the children`s community. In the process of training course taught using diff erent programs followed by comparison of the resulted actions in an emergency situation of three school classes (N=527) the following conclusion was made: the class that had an integrated basic safety course and at the same time attended practical classes and psychological trainings, coped with an emergency situation more effectively, quicker and with fewer personal injuries.

About the authorsAbramenkova, Vera V. ; Minyaev, Alexey S.
ThemesDevelopmental psychology; Security psychology
Pages:  422-435
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0026
Keywords:  school community, emergency situation, interactive activity, simulated emergency situation, coping with the simulated situation by the school community

Shelina S.L., Mitina O.V. (2012). Moral Judgments of Modern Children and Teenagers in Russia. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 405-421

The article presents a study of moral judgments shared by children and teenagers. Its results form a foundation for further enquiry into sources and conditions developing young people’s normative control system, the flexibility of this system, and the “limits” of its development defined by a particular culture. It goes on to pose questions on research methodology at the levels of either hypothetical explanatory models or the means of diagnostics. J. Piaget's investigation of children's moral judgments was prototypical for this research. The technical equipment rendered possible a more subtle analysis of the children's judgments, which, in its turn, enabled us not only to define the general tendency of development, but also to determine a number of factors of how the normative regulation of children of different ages is functioning.

About the authorsShelina, Svetlana L. ; Mitina, Olga V.
ThemesDevelopmental psychology
Pages:  405-421
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0025
Keywords:  moral judgments, regulating norms and values, collaborative skills development

Shadrikov V.D. (2012). Students’ Development in the Learning Process. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 388-404

A system genetics approach has been employed to study students’ mental development. Ability development is considered in terms of mastering of intellectual operations. The study endeavors to identify the components of certain abilities consciously acquired by a student in the process of learning. The study was arranged in two directions: the teaching of students to master intellectual operations and use them in their work with training materials, and psychological testing of control and experimental student groups before and after training tests to diagnose the level of intellectual development. The study involved teachers and students of primary and secondary school.

About the authorsShadrikov, Vladimir D.
ThemesDevelopmental psychology; Educational psychology
Pages:  388-404
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0024
Keywords:  ability, intellectual operations, mental development, training activities, subject of activity, system genetics approach

Kornilov S.A., Rakhlin N.V., Grigorenko E.L. (2012). Morphology and Developmental Language Disorders: New Tools for Russian. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 371-387

We describe preliminary data from two studies aimed at investigating the psychometric properties and validity of newly developed measures of morphological knowledge and skills in Russian, namely, the Word Structure subtest, and the Test of Morphological Awareness, in two samples of young Russian-speaking children. Overall, both instruments demonstrated good psychometric properties when analyzed using both classical test theory and a Rasch-modeling IRT approach, and were positively associated with the criterion measures (i.e., the number of grammatical errors in elicited speech samples, spelling, and reading comprehension).

About the authorsKornilov, Sergey A. ; Rakhlin, Natalia V. ; Grigorenko, Elena L.
ThemesDevelopmental psychology; Clinical psychology; Psychological assessment
Pages:  371-387
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0023
Keywords:  morphology, morphological awareness, word structure, language disorders, reading, spelling.

Ismagilova F.S., Mirolyubova G.S. (2012). Subjective Preferences of Criterion-Oriented Support of Professional Activities of Managers. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 5, 359-368

This article deals with the results of a pilot research of a subjective system of activity criteria represented in professional experience of business managers from the Ural region. The authors investigate the question of changes in an individual criterionoriented system of assessing effectiveness of activities depending on a subject’s professional experience and his/her position. The cluster analysis helped to single out groups of criteria that underwent a preliminary quantitative and qualitative analysis. A complex interdisciplinary approach was used in this research.

About the authorsIsmagilova, Fairuza S. ; Mirolyubova, Galina S.
ThemesOrganizational psychology
Pages:  359-368
DOI:  10.11621/pir.2012.0022
Keywords:  professional experience, a criterion-oriented support of professional activities of managers; assessment of professional activities effectiveness.