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Hope as the Provision for Psychological Security of the Person and the Society 1533
Labunskaya V.A., Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Southern Federal University, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia, firstname.lastname@example.org
The article discusses various approaches to understanding the function of hope in human life. Author proposes to analyze the functional orientation of hope based on its types. The rationale for the study of hope as a multidimensional formation in the context of the human life course and person's attitude to life is presented. The paper analyzes the representations of hope among Russians, discusses the relation& ship between different kinds of hope and valence (positive-negative) of evaluations of different stages of one's life course. It is emphasized that high level of hopelessness combined with negative attitude towards life reduces the psychological security of a person.
Keywords: ontological functions of hope, components of hope, emotional type of hope, cognitive-motivational-behavioral type of hope, scope and objects of hope, attitude to life
Column: Theoretical Research