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Clinical Psychology and Special Education

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Recognition of One’s Own Mental State by Parents of Children-patients

Solondaev V.K., Ph.D. in Psychology, Associate professor, Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Yaroslavl State University named after P.G. Demidov, Yaroslavl, Russia,
Koneva E., Doctor in Psychology, Associate professor, Head of the Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Yaroslavl State University named after P.G. Demidov, Yaroslavl, Russia,
Lyasnikova L., educational psychologist, Kindergarten № 232, Yaroslavl, Russia,
In present article studied recognition of the situation of actualization of the mental state by child-patients parent's. The research was carried out in two stages. Sample: 70 mothers having children under the age of 7 years. Average age of mothers – 27 years. At the first stage by means of the technique "A relief of a mental state" (Prokhorov, 1998) were received estimates of mental states in the following situations: hospitalization of the child, "bad" medical care, troubles at work, "good" medical care, a usual (background) mental state. Based on the results of the first stage were two sets of descriptions were constructed. At the second stage, these sets were presented for recognition to the same sample. The first set of descriptions was constructed by the tequnique of the machine learning, the second set was constructed by the scheme of E.Yu. Artemyeva (1999). The results show the possibility of recognizing the situations of actualization of the mental state by the parents of child patients, which is limited by the emotional valence of the situation. Differentiation of situations of one valence is obstructed. The condition, actualized in one situation, can be extrapolated to other situations of similar emotional valence. The way to construct a description of the experienced mental state has a matter for recognition of the situation of actualization of a mental state. Funding This work was supported by grant RFH №15-06-10641.

Keywords: subject, parents, child-patient, mental state, situation, pediatrics

Column: Empirical research


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