ERIC Number: ED060269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
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Metodologiceskie i teoreticeskie problemy psicholgii (Methodological and Theoretical Problems of Psychology).
Sorohova, E. V., Ed.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a collective work, written mainly by researchers of the Philosophical Problem of Psychology, Section of the Institute of Philosophy of the USSR Academy of Sciences. It describes, analyzes, and illustrates by reference to the most recent developments, the principal methodological principles that have determined the progress of psychology in the Soviet Union in the past few decades. Sorohova begins with an article entitled "The principle of determinism in psychology," that contains a close analysis of the fundamental methodology of Soviet psychology--how the environment influences the hereditary structure of the individual. Ancyferova writes about "Principle of the unity of consciousness and action and the methodology of psychology," which states that man's activities determine the formation of his consciousness, psychological process and characteristics, while these latter, since they regulate his activities, are a pre-condition for their effective fullfillment. The other articles are in a similar vein, since Soviet psychology is of the behaviorist school. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Behavioral Science Research, Communism, Individual Psychology, Psychological Evaluation, Psychological Patterns, Psychological Studies, Psychology, Psychophysiology, Research Methodology
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Note: Science Publishing House, Moscow; 376 p. 1969