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ERIC Number: EJ1128541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
The Formation of Russian Christian Psychology: Problems and Prospects for Future Development
Slobodchikov, Viktor Ivanovich
Russian Education & Society, v58 n2 p111-120 2016
This article deals with the place of Christian psychology in the system of psychological knowledge. The author points to the need to distinguish between the two systems of knowledge: the psychology of the mind and the psychology of the person. The psychology of the mind is the science devoted to the process of the formation of a particular mental form. The psychology of the person is the science that studies established mental forms, which are already present in our minds and "exist according to their own laws." The author proposes a distinction between the different logics of research and the description of its results. He supposes that there are three such logics: the first works with object ignorance or ignorance of the object of study, the second works with ignorance of history and the laws that govern the formation of a certain phenomenon, and the third works with ignorance of the meaning and purpose of a phenomenon. He encourages researchers and practitioners to move from the first, object-based logic, to the third, which works at the juncture between "mind and body" and "soul and spirit." For this purpose, according to the author, it is necessary to harmonize Christian, psychological, and pedagogical anthropology and, as a result of the anthropological paradigm in human knowledge systems, distinguish between three types of psychological knowledge: the psychology of the mind, the psychology of the human, and Orthodox (Christian) psychology, which is the psychology of the life path. [This article was translated by Kenneth Cargill.]
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia
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