Artur Vladimirovich Petrovsky



This paper is dedicated to the life and work of Artur Vladimirovich Petrovsky (1924—2006), a well-known Soviet/Russian psychologist. It illuminates his theoretical views on personality and group activity, in particular, the threefactor model of 'significant other', the concept of personalisation, and the stratometric concept of groups and collectives. His empirical works analysing the phenomena and characteristics of activity-mediated relations are described as well.

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Keywords: A.V. Petrovsky, stratometric concept of groups and collectives, collectivistic self-determination, reference, collectivistic identification, three-factor model of 'significant other'

Journal rubric: Memorable Dates

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Petrowskiy V.A. Artur Vladimirovich Petrovsky. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2008. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 112–118. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Vadim A. Petrowskiy, Doctor of Psychology, professor, Personality Psychology Chair, ordinary professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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