Crisis situation: bifurcation in life scenarios

- Березко, Іванна Василівна (2014) Crisis situation: bifurcation in life scenarios Актуальні проблеми психології: збірник наукових праць Інституту психології імені Г.С. Костюка НАПН України. - Том ІІ. Психологічна герменевтика, 8. pp. 109-122. ISSN 2072–4772


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Life stories and context for which they are created, are highly variable, but are still clustered around certain value core of personality. The article analyzes the specific features of the personal reorganization of its own identity while living through difficult life circumstances. The author believes that bifurcation (qualitative change) zone on the path of life that appear during the crisis period are favorable for personal transformation. Multiple vectors in the value field expects implementation. There are certain vision of "I" and life scenarios that are useful in periods of calm in life and "peaceful landscapes". Difficult life circumstances are designed for updating other visions of "I", quite other dimensions of identity. Difficult situations are a way to strengthen them, and may be influence their place in the hierarchy of values. If a person does not maintain some continuity of their own narratives, as well as their "I" (identity), she/he can feel the threat of losing self and melting into new and foreign reality, because personal identity is a set of characteristics that make a person unique and different from others. But it's not necessarily that a difficult situation is a sign that there are no certain traits in the "repertoire" of the personality that would help overcome the difficulty, or that identities that are already present lost their relevance. The most important is the ability to mobilize cognitive resources by the personality. The process of cognitive adaptation takes place primarily around the search for the meaning of problematic events. The important role in this process will be played by discursive practices, a variety of ways to structure personal experience. The article describes the algorithms and phases of changing of the narrative, different techniques for working with identity which a person uses to deal with difficult situations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: narrative, life story, difficult life situations, self identity, resource for interpretation
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: 21 Apr 2015 06:59
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 18:10


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