Difficult circumstances: change the trajectory of self-development

- Березко, Іванна Василівна (2015) Difficult circumstances: change the trajectory of self-development Актуальні проблеми психології: збірник наукових праць Інституут психології імені Г.С.Костюка НАПН Українию, 2 (9). pp. 130-141. ISSN 2072-4772

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This article gives an analysis of «personality», «identity», «self-understanding» in specificity post-modern concepts. It is noted that in times of crisis change the life circumstances of self-identification processes become more intense. The semantic space of personality and its identity varies considerably in a difficult situation. Factors that are catalysts of self-understanding in difficult circumstances, its specificity were analyzed. The concept of narrative and mentative was used for the analyze process of 132 personal transformation in difficult life situations. These discursive practices are specific, each of them allegedly dominant at different periods of life. A hypothesis is that in a difficult situation narativization processes are suspended, and the mentative becomes dominant semantic construct. Ways of representing life experience by people who have experience of cancer were analyzed. The texts posted on social networks in the public domain were used for the analysis. It was revealed that in adapting to difficult situations, that is a serious medical illness, person can experience a tendency to loss authorship of her own life, the identity on the first stages of such life experience. The process of differentiating the dysfunctional "I", updating identities, searching resources that were formed in the previous experiment in the "unique outcomes", is described. Such identities in their infancy are the main potential in the process of adapting to difficult situations. Difficult situations not only changes the value space of the individual, but also allows the emergence of new identities and stories in the life of the individual.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: self-understanding, identity, narrative, mentative
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: Institute of Psychology after N.Kostiuk > Department of cognitive psychology
Depositing User: науковий співробітник Л.П. Яковенко
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 11:17
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2018 07:25
URI: https://lib.iitta.gov.ua/id/eprint/10798


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