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Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 2016, 4, 112 p.

Theoretical and experimental studies

Nechaev N.N. (2016). Profession and professionalism: to the tasks of the psychology of professional creativity. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 4, 3-15

Proceeding from his own concept of professional creativity, the author consistently analyzes the concepts of profession and specialty, as well as professionalism, pointing to the factors that led socially and historically to changes in the world of professional activity and the corresponding changes in vocational training. On a vast array of material, it is shown that the process of professional development as the search for non-trivial ways of development of activities should become the basis of professional training in any field.

Received: 10/10/2016

Accepted: 11/01/2016

Pages: 3-15

Keywords: profession; specialty; professional activity; methods of activity; professionalism;

By: Nechaev N.N.;

Available Online: 30.12.2016

Panov V.I. (2016). Stages of mastering professional actions: an eco-psychological model of becoming subjectivity. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 4, 16-25

To analyze the stages of mastering professional actions, an eco-psychological model of the formation of subjectivity is used. As an initial prerequisite for the development of this model, the notion of continuum “spontaneous activity — activity in the form of an action” is used. A description is given of the seven stages of development of subjectivity as the ability to be a subject of professional action.

Received: 10/10/2016

Accepted: 11/01/2016

Pages: 16-25

Keywords: professional actions; subjectivity; formation; stages; subject; continuum “activity — activities”; action-sample;

By: Panov, Viktor I.;

Available Online: 30.12.2016

Marishchuk L.V. (2016). To the question of abilities, professional suitability and professional psychological selection. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 4, 26-38

The article analyzes the concepts of “Ability”, “Professional suitability”, “Professional psychological selection”, in the development and understanding of which a significant contribution was made by E.A. Klimov. Professional psychological selection is considered as a system, the systemforming factor of which is the professional suitability of a person who chooses a specific profession. The content of the concept of ability includes the motivation and experience (knowledge, skills, and abilities) of the individual, by analogy with the dynamic functional structure of personality developed by K.K. Platonov. Its own definition of the term “Abilities” is presented.

Received: 10/10/2016

Accepted: 11/01/2016

Pages: 26-38

Keywords: ability; professional suitability/unfitness; professional psychological selection; motivation; knowledge; skills;

By: Marishchuk, Lyudmila V.;

Available Online: 30.12.2016

Berezovskaya R.A. (2016). Features of attitudes toward work and burnout syndrome among managers. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 4, 39-46

Attitude to work and features of the manifestation of burnout syndrome in management activities are considered in the context of the problem of psychological provision of occupational health. The article discusses the results of an empirical study aimed at studying the characteristics of attitudes toward work in the development of the burnout syndrome in management activities, which acts as one of the key criteria for the professional health of managers. It is shown that in general, the average level of burnout syndrome is characteristic for managers, the most significant contribution to the development of which is made by such functional components as lack of help and lack of psychological support of colleagues in work, as well as problems of professional development and self-improvement. Gender differences in the development of burnout syndrome among managers are analyzed. The obtained results can be used in the development and implementation of programs for early prevention and correction of burnout of managers based on the subject-resource approach to the psychological provision of occupational health of work subjects.

Received: 10/10/2016

Accepted: 11/01/2016

Pages: 39-46

Keywords: psychology of professional health; burnout; attitude to work; ">; resource approach;

By: Berezovskaya, Regina A.;

Available Online: 30.12.2016

Golovey L.A. (2016). The crises of the subject of activity in the early stages of professionalization. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 4, 47-54

The article presents the results of a study of professional development stages of crises in the choice of profession, vocational training, and at the initial stage of professional activity. We used the methods of a comprehensive program aimed at studying the performance of educational and professional development, the severity of the crisis experiences, personality traits and coping strategies. The sample included high school students, university students, and budding professionals. In total 1,500 people aged 15 to 28 years old. The study revealed a high prevalence of crises in all the studied stages of professional development. The content and extent of the crisis is determined by the stage of development experiences, personal resources, and social situation of development. It is shown that increasing the importance of the choice of profession stage for the subsequent stages of professional development.

Received: 10/10/2016

Accepted: 11/01/2016

Pages: 47-54

Keywords: personality and professional development; activity subject; personality; coping resources; crisis;

By: Golovey, Larisa A.;

Available Online: 30.12.2016

Gusev A.N., Pryazhnikov N.S., Tyurin K.G. (2016). Expert system of vocational guidance for schoolchildren "Choose and act". Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 4, 55-60

The results of the development of a new computer guidance method for senior schoolchildren on the basis of “Formulas of the profession” (E.A. Klimov) and a modern scheme for the analysis of professions (N.S. Pryazhnikov) are presented. The main stages of obtaining expert estimates are shown, which made it possible to correlate the components of professional activity with the official list of enlarged specialties of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The advantage of 3-level grades of schoolchildren (“I want”, “I can now” and “could in the future”) is considered before the traditional assessment of schoolchildren’s actual preferences. In the process of choosing a profession, the preferred characteristics of future work activity are set not in the form of direct estimates of their traditional designations (subject, purpose, means, conditions, etc.), but through paired comparisons of the main labor activities and training activities. The computer-based online testing system works with the methodology through the Web-interface on modern software platforms — Windows, Android, MacOS, iOS, Linux.

Received: 10/10/2016

Accepted: 11/01/2016

Pages: 55-60

Keywords: professional orientation; expert system; labor actions; training activities; paired comparisons; computer-based online testing;

By: Gusev, Aleksey N.; Pryazhnikov N.S.; Tyurin, Konstantin G.;

Available Online: 30.12.2016


Methodology of psychology

Chesnokova M.G. (2016). About paradigms in psychology. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 4, 61-83

The article discusses methodological potential of the concept of paradigm in psychology. The issues of paradigm’s definition, the base of psychological paradigms allocation, classification of paradigms and paradigm’s patterns of development in psychology are considered. The author offers her own view of the problem of paradigms in psychology. She analyzes the four research paradigms of psychology: gnoseological, phenomenological, activity and existential one — and emphasizes their connection with certain currents of philosophy. The features of transformations of these paradigms in their transition to applied psychology, practical psychology and psychotherapy are followed. The reasons for the coexistence and integration of different paradigms in modern psychology are analyzed.

Received: 11/15/2016

Accepted: 12/15/2016

Pages: 61-83

Keywords: paradigm; philosophical foundations; scientific artifacts; research and practical paradigms; technological and psychotechnics paradigms; integration;

By: Chesnokova, Milena G.;

Available Online: 30.12.2016


Psychology to practice

Ilchenko A.I., Spivakovskaya A.S. (2016). Psychological organizational space as the subject of organizational consulting. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 4, 84-97

The aim of this article is to display the perspectives of synthesis of two modern branches in business consulting: social pathopsychology and beatotherapy. The integration of these branches is possible due to introduction of the new subject of psychological organizational space, which has intangible and tangible representations. Social pathopsychology and beatotherapy are used to assess unconscious aspects of psychological organizational space and to detect some crucial for organizational functioning patterns. The hypothesis states that decoding of unconscious patterns can change the following psychological characteristics of organizational space: mental features of organizational space, organizational relations and organizational actions.

Received: 12/04/2016

Accepted: 12/23/2016

Pages: 84-97

Keywords: social pathopsychology; beatotherapia; business consulting; psychological organizational space;

By: Ilchenko, Anna I.; Spivakovskaya, Alla S.;

Available Online: 30.12.2016


Methods

Shmelyov A.G., Lisitza I.A. (2016). Computer testing and gamification: the perspectives of monitoring of the functional states of the personnel in the era of computerization of psychodiagnostics. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 4, 98-109

This short article discusses innovations in training and personnel assessment associated with the implementation of gamification of computer tools for learning and assessing (psycho-diagnostics). In the theoretical part of the article the authors give an operational definition of the term “gamification”, and also discussed factors that impede successful gamification — reduces the validity of computer psycho-diagnostic methods based on the use of game elements. In an experimental-methodological part of the article describes a new brief, threeminute computer technique for the estimation of a functional state called “The spoons”. This technique is a game modification of the classic “proof-reading test”. The authors publish data on a sufficiently high reliability and validity of the new method, confirming the possibility of its use as a tool for monitoring (operational security) functional status.

Received: 11/29/2016

Accepted: 12/15/2016

Pages: 98-109

Keywords: personnel assessment; computer psychological testing; gamification; mental capacity; functional state; proof-reading test; account of visual objects;

By: Shmelev A.G.; Lisitza, Irina A.;

Available Online: 30.12.2016


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