Positive worldview and being human — possible common ground

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Abstract

The article discussed critically some of the provisions of positive psychology. In the center of the analysis – the concept of happiness, prosperity, value-sense sphere of personality. The role of negative conditions in the process of self-knowledge, and the need for full development of the individual. The hypothesis of the possibility of neurotic development in the case of ac-centuation person only on reaching of positive condi-tions and looking comfort and satisfaction. Examined the role of negative emotions in the formation of psy-chic reality of human.

General Information

Keywords: personality psychology, positive psychology, happiness, value-sense sphere of personality, the consciousness, the unconscious, the process of indi-viduation, a psychological reality

Journal rubric: Opinions, Positions, Discussions

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Inina N.V. Positive worldview and being human — possible common ground. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2012. Vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 172–184. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Nataliya V. Inina, Psychotherapist, Employee of the Department of General Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow state University, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology, St. John the Theologian Orthodox Institute of The Russian Orthodox University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: Inina-n@mail.ru

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