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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-4977


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The capital of individuality: A prehistory and basic assumptions 56


Dorfman L.Ya.
PhD in Psychology, Head of the Department of Humanities, Perm State Institute of Culture, Perm, Russia

Mishkevich A.M.
PhD in Psychology, Senior Lecturer, Department of Developmental Psychology, Perm State University, Perm, Russia

Kalugin A.Yu.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Practical Psychology, Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University, Perm, Russia

An overview of modern foreign capital studies is presented. Human, social, psychological capitals as independent areas of research are singled out and described. For the first time, the concept of the capital of individuality, complementing other types of capital, is being introduced and developed. The basic features of capital are revealed through the concepts of resources and potentials. Individual properties taken together are shown as distributed resources and potentials, on the one hand, the combined resources and potentials of the individuality taken together by its properties on the other. The perspective of a systematic study of the capital of individuality may be the appeal to the theory of integral individuality of V.S. Merlin and the concept of system integration of human individuality by B.A. Vyatkin and L.Y. Dorfman. An approach to empirical study of the capital of individuality is planned, taking into account the multi-level properties of integral individuality as resources and potentials that enable a person to achieve high results in various areas of life. The concept of the capital of individuality is introduced in order to complement the existing notions of individual differences with a view of them from the point of view of revealing the strengths of human possibilities for existence, life support, individual success.

Keywords: human capital, social capital, psychological capital, capital of individuality, individuality, resources, potentials

Column: General psychology


For Reference


The reported study was funded by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), project number 19-29-07046.

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