'Human Mind' or 'Human Mental Body'?



The paper provides an understanding of the mind as of the 'mental body' of individual, the one that is not identical with him/her, but in which the general, objective psychological laws are teleologically transformed and individualized implementing the inner activity of the Self. From this perspective the paper explores the reasons underlying the estrangement of general psychology in its traditional sense and of personality psychol- ogy with its spiritual and practical orientations, reviews the fundamental differences in their objects and meth- ods and the possibilities for their interaction and mutual enrichment.

General Information

Keywords: mental body; general psychology; personality psychology; 'I' and 'Mine'; 'other than scientific' method; causal logic and teleology; determination and freedom.

Journal rubric: Discussions and Discourses

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Melik-Pashaev A.A. 'Human Mind' or 'Human Mental Body'?. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2013. Vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 31–37. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alexander A. Melik-Pashaev, Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Laboratory of Psychological Problems of Artistic Development, Psychological Institute of RAO, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: zinaidann@mail.ru



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