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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

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Biographical Self-Reflection as a Resource for Personal Development in Adults 1571

Klementyeva M.V., PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Chair of Psychology, Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Tula State University, Tula, Russia, domadres@list.ru
Abstract
The paper focuses on the stages in the development of mind in adults related to biographical self-reflection. The hypothesis of the study was that biographical self-reflection affects meaning-making, self-regulation and adaptation in the adults. The sample consisted of 480 individuals aged 25—65 years. The study measured indicators of biographical self-reflection, social psychological adaptation, life meaningfulness and self-regu- lation. We have found that in the age period of 46-65 years there is a shift from self-reflection on the path of life to self-reflection on life experience, which reinforces the influence of biographical self-reflection on the meaningfulness of life and self-regulation in the adults. Our study also revealed increases in biographical self-reflection at the beginning of age crises in adulthood (30—35, 40—45, 55—60 years) when, as a result of reflective analysis, the adult realizes the need for change in his/her life.

Keywords: biographical self-reflection, resource, development, path of life, life experience, midlife crisis

Column: The Problem Of Development

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/chp.2016120102

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