Zinchenko Yu. P. (2016). Editorial. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 9(2), 2-3.



The current issue of “Psychology in Russia: State of the Art” provides papers on medical, social and personality psychology, as well as various works on speech, communication and semantic.

About the authors: Zinchenko, Yury P.

Themes: Introduction

PDF: http://psychologyinrussia.com/volumes/pdf/2016_2/psychology_2016_2_0.pdf

Pages: 2-3

DOI: 10.11621/pir.2016.0200

Keywords: Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2016, Psychology in Russia: State of the Art

The current issue of “Psychology in Russia: State of the Art” provides papers on medical, social and personality psychology, as well as various works on speech, communication and semantic.

The “Medical psychology” deals with different topics which share a common idea of people’s attitudes and vision of certain health-related issues. Victor A. La­zarenko with the colleagues investigated structural-phenomenological features of the internal picture of doctors’ illnesses, contributing to an urgent problem of self-care in medical professionals. Natalya A. Sirota with colleagues outlined strat­egies and resources for coping with fear of disease progression in women with reproductive-system cancer. Larissa A. Tsvetkova, Ksenia Y. Eritsyan and Natalia

A. Antonova performed a research of awareness and attitudes towards biobanks among Russian students. Finally, the article by Yury P. Zinchenko with collabora­tors provides insights into young people’s notions about narcotics and psychoac­tive substances.

The “Personality psychology” section provides a collection of papers on this branch of research and its application to therapeutic practice. Sergey A. Kapustin performed conceptual analysis of an existential criterion of normal and abnormal personality in the works of Carl Jung and Carl Rogers. His article continues the se­ries of works, published in 2015 and based on the ideas of Erich Fromm, Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler. Oleg V. Lukyanov and Anastasiya A. Shushanikova sug­gest the instruments developed to study the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic pro­cesses, which were adapted on Russian-speaking samples. Evgeny N. Osin, Anna

V. Malyutina and Natalia V. Kosheleva performed a pilot experimental study on how self-transcendence facilitates meaning-making and flow, according to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

The “Speech and semantic” section includes various aspects of communica­tions: from production of meanings to psychophysiological parameters. Marina O. Avanesyan and Ekaterina Yu. Khaibrakhmanova explored relationships between cognitive abilities and ability to create metaphorical names. Alexander V. Smirnov, Alyona G. Obolenskaya and Ravil A. Valiev described the semantic structure of gratitude in people with Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian and Jew origin. Nadezhda S. Rudenko and Svetlana G. Krylova performed a pilot study of the influence of a communicator’s speech characteristics on a recipient’s willingness to maintain in-teraction in cross-cultural online communication. Alexander V. Latanov, Victor N. Anisimov and Alexander M. Chernorizov concluded that eye movement pa-rameters while reading show cognitive processes of structural analysis of written speech. 

 There are only two articles in the “Social psychology” section. They provide reviews and evidence on the issues of competitiveness and status relations, topi¬cal but still emergent for Russian scholarly community. Olga A. Klyueva analyzed competitiveness of personality as a psychological phenomenon: the content of the construct and its typology. Marianna E. Sachkova and Irina N. Timoshina investi-gated gender aspects of the status relations in teenage student groups.

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