Harmonic Personality: Structure, Developmental Mechanisms, Individual Differences

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Abstract

The paper analyses the concept of “harmonic personality”, its established and controversial features. It outlines the structure and origins of this psychological phenomenon as they were described by L.I. Bozhovich. Also, the paper reviews the functions of the inner intellectual plan as the basic mechanism for overcoming the motivational conflict that leads to disharmonious personality. It is argued that the inner intellectual plan in adolescents varies in content and verbal expression depending on the ways of dealing with such conflict. The paper provides empirical data supporting this assumption.

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Keywords: harmonic personality, motivational tendencies, inner intellectual plan, intrapersonal conflict, moral challenge, moral norms, projective research methods.

Journal rubric: Memorable Dates

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp.2019150211

For citation: Bozhovich E.D. Harmonic Personality: Structure, Developmental Mechanisms, Individual Differences. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2019. Vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 91–98. DOI: 10.17759/chp.2019150211. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Elena D. Bozhovich, Doctor of Psychology, Leading Researcher of the Laboratory of Differential Psychology and Psychophysiology, Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8015-9040, e-mail: elenabozhovich@inbox.ru

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