Russian Psychological Issues PsyJournals.ru
OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS
JournalsTopicsAuthorsEditor's Choice About PsyJournals.ruContact Us

  Previous issue (2018. Vol. 14, no. 4)

Included in Web of Science СС (ESCI)

Included in Scopus

CrossRef

Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/chp

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 2005

Published quarterly

Free of fees
Open Access Journal

Affiliated ISCAR

 

Existential psychological analysis of old age

Sapogova E.E., Doctor in Psychology, Professor of the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, esapogova@yandex.ru
Abstract
The paper presents an existential psychological view of old age understood as a phenomenon of individual life meaning perspective. The different possible scenarios of getting old are theoretically analysed, both negative («run¬ning away from old age», «rushing for youth») and positive ones (acceptance of one's old age and an existential gift to oneself). It is shown that the specific choice of old age scenario is associated with one's individual attitude to one's own death. A subjective phenomenological view of being old is described, which includes a number of aspects, such as being alone or presented to oneself, a contemplative stance towards life, changing the scale in perception of own life, existential determination in taking mastery of oneself, experience of atemporal present and discovery of being commensurate with one's own time, adopting an stance that involves accomplishing things that one had started, completing the projects conceived, and accepting the things that never came to existence.

Keywords: life, getting old, old age, «escaping old age», aging scenarios, individual life meaning perspec¬tive, attitude towards death.

For Reference

References

Aleksandrova M. D. Problemy social'noi i psihologi­cheskoi gerontologii. L., 1974.

Al'perovich V. D. Gerontologiya. Starost': sociokul'­turnyi portret. M., 1998.

Ancyferova L. I. Pozdnii period zhizni cheloveka: tipy stareniya i vozmozhnosti postupatel'nogo razvitiya lichnos­ti // Ucheb. posobie po psihologii starosti / Red.-sost. D. Ya. Raigorodskii. Samara, 2004.

Ancyferova L. I. Psihologiya starosti: osobennosti razvi­tiya lichnosti v period pozdnei vzroslosti//Psihologicheskii zhurnal. 2001. № 3.

Aries F. Vozrasty zhizni // Filosofiya i metodologiya istorii. M., 1977.

Bacman R. Duhovnye problemy pozhilyh lyudei // Problemy starosti: duhovnye, medicinskie i social'nye aspekty: Sb. trudov / Pod red. A. V. Flinta. M., 2003.

Berdyaev N. A. Filosofiya tvorchestva, kul'tury i iskusst­va. V 2 t. T. 1. M., 1994.

Gesse G. O starosti // Gesse G. Pis'ma po krugu. M., 1987.

Gurevich P. S. Chelovek v avantyure samorazvitiya // Fromm E. Psihoanaliz i etika. M., 1998.

Demidov V. P. Starost' kak social'no-filosofskii fenomen: Diss. ... kand. filos. nayk. N. Novgorod, 2005.

Elyutina M. E. Gerontologicheskoe napravlenie v struk­ture chelovecheskogo bytiya. Saratov, 1999.

Kagan V. Moe starich'e: terapevticheskii etos sta­rosti // Existentia: psihologiya i psihoterapiya. 2008. № 1.

Karsaevskaya T. V. Chelovek stareyushii. L., 1989.

Karceva E. N. «Tretii vozrast» v kino // Amerikanskii harakter: ocherki kul'tury SShA. M., 1991.

Kurcmen Dzh., Gordon F. Da sginet smert'! Pobeda nad stareniem i prodlenie chelovecheskoi zhizni. M., 1987.

Levinson A. Starost' kak institut // Otechestvennye zapiski. 2005. № 3.

Lishaev S. A. Staroe i vethoe. Opyt filosofskogo istolkovaniya. SPb., 2010.

Luk'yanov O. V. Gotovnost' byt'. Vvedenie v transtem­poral'nuyu psihologiyu. M., 2009.

Mahatma Gandi. Izrecheniya i aforizmy [Elektronnyi resurs]. Rezhim dostupa: http://cpsy.ru/cit1282.htm 25.09.2010.

Panina N. V., Sachuk N. N. Social'no-psihologicheskie osobennosti obraza zhizni stareyushih lyudei // Zhurnal nevropatologii i psihiatrii. 1985. T. 85. Vyp. 9.

Petrarka F. Starcheskie pis'ma // Petrarka F. Kancon'ere. Moya taina, ili Kniga besed o prezrenii k miru. Kniga pisem o delah povsednevnyh. Starcheskie pis'ma. M., 2005.

Pigrov K. S. Starost' — luchshee vremya chelovecheskoi zhizni // Most. 2001. № 42.

Pigrov K. S. Ekzistencial'nyi smysl nastoyashei starosti // Filosofiya starosti: gerontosofiya: Sb. materialov konferencii. Seriya «Symposium». Vyp. 24. SPb., 2002.

Pogrebnyak A. A. Starost' kak resurs // Filosofiya starosti: gerontosofiya. Sb. materialov konferencii. Seriya «Symposium». Vyp. 24. SPb., 2002.

Psihologiya starosti / Sost. D. Raigorodskii. Samara, 2004.

Psihologiya starosti i stareniya / Sost. O. V. Krasnova, G. Liders. M., 2003.

Rybakov N. S., Rybakova N. A. Problema starosti v istoriko-filosofskom kontekste // Polignozis. 2009. № 1 (34).

Rybakova N. A. Problema starosti v evropeiskoi fi­losofii: Ot antichnosti do sovremennosti. M., 2006.

Rybakova N. A. Fenomen starosti. M.; Pskov, 2002.

Sapogova E. E. Nostal'giya po sebe: ekzistencial'no-psi­hologicheskie prostranstva «krizisa stareniya» // Psihologiya zrelosti i stareniya. 2009. № 3 (47).

Smol'kin A. Istoricheskie formy otnosheniya k sta­rosti // Otechestvennye zapiski. 2005. № 3.

Suhobskaya G. S., Bozhko N. M. Pozhiloi chelovek v sovremennom mire. SPb., 1999.

Tarnavskii Yu. B. Chtoby osen' byla zolotoi. Kak sohranit' psihicheskoe zdorov'e v starosti. M., 1988.

Filosofiya starosti: gerontosofiya / Red. K. S. Pigrov, S. R. Solov'eva, E. A. Makoveckii. SPb., 2002.

Haidegger M. Bytie i vremya. M., 1997.

Hrisanfova E. N. Osnovy gerontologii (Antropolo­gicheskie aspekty.) M., 1999.

Shahmatov N. F. Psihicheskoe starenie: schastlivoe i boleznennoe. M., 1996.

Yalom I. D. Ekzistencial'naya psihoterapiya. M., 2008.

comments powered by Disqus
 
About PsyJournals.ruLaureate of the XIV National psychological contest «Golden Psyche» at the results of 2012

© 1997–2019 Portal of Russian Psychological Publications. All rights reserved

PsyJournals.ru in Russian

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Catalogue of academic journals in psychology & education MSUPE

RSS Psyjournals at facebook Psyjournals at Twitter Psyjournals at Youtube Яндекс.Метрика