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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Psychotechnical method for research on creative thinking

Zaretsky V.K., Ph.D. in Psychology, Professor, Chair of Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Department of Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education; Head of Laboratory of Psychological and Pedagogical Problems of Continuous Education of children and youth with disabilities and Special Needs, Institute of Integrated (Inclusive) Education Problems, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia,
Vasilyuk F.E., Ph.D. in Psychology, Dean of the "Psychological Counselling" faculty of the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education. Head of the laboratory of scientific foundatuions of psychotherapy of the Psychological Institute of the Russain Academy of Education. Chair of the editorial board of the Mosacow Psychology Journal, Moscow, Russia,
Molostova A.N., Semior lecturer, Individual and Group Psychotherapy Chair, Department of Psychological Counseling, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia,
The article presents method of psychotechnical study of thinking. While solving a creative task, the intellectual difficulties create frustration, "problem-personal situation" occurs. In order to resolve it combination of thinking activity and feelings directed at coping with affect disorganization of activity is needed. Theoretical model elaborated on two conceptual schemes is presented: analysis scheme of level-dynamic organization of creative thinking and scheme of consciousness operation modes. The experimentalist enters respondent's activity with the help of the following psychological methods: empathy, maieutique, and clarification. Results indicate that such complex psychotechnical support significantly enhances productivity of the thinking activity.

Keywords: thinking, feeling, creativity, consciousness, psychotechnics, psychotherapy, problem-personal situation

Column: Theory and Methodology

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