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Gordeeva O.V. (2016). Transformation of sleep during hypnopedia. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 2, 88-106

In this paper the author considers the state arising when a man perceives and remembers the information presented during night sleep (this educational method is called hypnopedia). On the basis of the analysis of hypnopedical researches' results it is proved, that a student forms the new kind of sleep hypnopedical sleep (it appears on stages 1 and 2 of slow-wave sleep): this kind of sleep has new functions (perceptual and mnestic), new time borders (the appropriate conditioned reflexes of falling asleep and awakening on certain time and on presentation of the information are produced) and transformed neurophysiological basis (an alpha-rhythm appears). Hypnopedical sleep as altered state of consciousness can be considered as analogue of the higher mental function because of it has social origin, are voluntary (it is formed not spontaneously, but intensionaly and directedly) and are mediated by such psycholgical tools as preliminary created readiness to perceive and memorize the information. 

Pages: 88-106

Available Online: 09/20/2016

Solenov I.V., Gordeeva O.V.(2015).Mystical religious states of consciousness in Hesychasm: Effect of goals and techniques of the religious practice on the states characteristics. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14. Psychology, 3, 74-92

Based on the psychological analysis of Christian Hesychasm texts the paper educes specific for these religious practice types of altered states of consciousness (states of grace and states of prelest), psychic changes and emergence of appropriate phenomena. The paper explores the possibilities of cultural-activity approach using in revealing the influence of cultural and social factors that determines altered states of consciousness (including specific for religious practice states) and the possibilities of studying this effect mechanisms. Mystical religious state is considered as functional organ of ascetics religious activity which provides its goals and tasks implementation. The paper proves that religious world view as well as goals of religious practice and appropriate techniques of mystical religious states induction determines the characteristics and phenomenology of these states.

Received: 02/08/2015

Pages: 74-92

Available Online: 09/30/2015

Gordeeva O.V.(2015). Consideration of mechanisms of transition from the ordinary to the altered state of consciousness from the point of view of A.N. Leontievs theory about the structure of consciousness (research of phenomena of analytical introspection) . Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14.Psychology,1,4-19

In this paper results of empirical researches (this results were received in experiment and professional supervision Diagnostics of the altered states of consciousness) in which analytic introspection was used as method to induce the states of consciousness, transitive to altered are considered. Opportunities of the Leontievs theory of the structure of consciousness to explane a phenomenology of the altered states of consciousness are examined. We offer explanations of such phenomena as a loss of tridimentionality and constancy of perception (the sizes, forms, position in space, colors and brightness), mistakes in recognition of objects and its properties (in particular, pareydolia), a derealization, a detailed elaboration has been explaned. Results of experiments with analytic introspection allow elaborating of A.N. Leontievs ideas about functions of a sensual fabric of an image.

Received: 09/06/2014

Pages: 4-19

Available Online: 03/31/2015

Gordeeva O.V.(2008).About the conference The contemporary psychology of thinking: the meaning in the cognition. Moscow University Psychology Bulletin. Series 14.Psychology,4,99-106

About the conference The contemporary psychology of thinking: the meaning in the cognition.

Pages: 99-106

Available Online: 12/31/2008

Gordeeva T.O., Shepeleva E.A. (2011). Intrinsic and extrinsic learningmotivation of high academic achievers. The Moscow University Herald. Series 14. Psychology, 3, 33-45

The study conducted at a representative sample of 611 graders from regularsecondary schools (N=665) has shown, that high academic achievers are characterizedby particular motivational profile, i.e. high level of intrinsic motivation and lowerlevel of extrinsic motivation based on the striving to get recognition and respect fromparents, teachers and classmates than their less successful peers. Besides that, observeddifferences in extrinsic motivation of boys and girls allowed to explain gender differencesin academic achievement favoring girls. This data should be used selecting children tospecial classes and schools for gifted and developing programs for teachers and parentsthat support intrinsic motivation in children.

Pages: 33-45

Gordeeva O.V. (2012). The near-death experience: The comparison of modern western and old Indian Vedic descriptions (on material of Upanishads). The Moscow University Herald. Series 14. Psychology, 3, 121-137

In frameworks cross-cultural research of near-death experience (NDE) comparison of modern western NDE to descriptions of this experience in the Upanishads was carried out (the Brihadaranyaka, Kaushitaki and Katha Upanishads became a material of our analysis). It was revealed, that at Upanishads’ descriptions of NDE alongside with cultural specificity there is the overwhelming majority of elements of the western NDE, thus similarity concerns not so much the concrete contents of elements on itself, but their role in realization of the universal script of travelling to the world of dead.

Pages: 121-137

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