Personality Changes as a Result of Life Enhancement Work



The paper presents empirical analysis of possible effects of participating in the author’s life enhancement master-classes and seminars of discovering existential experience. Original qualitative methods were used in the study: description of changes with subsequent content analysis and factor analysis of the categories, and visual method “Trajectory”. Both methods revealed satisfactory reliability, valid- ity and richness of content. It can be claimed that the effects of life enhancement work include changing the attitude to uncertainty and subjective expansion of per- ceived possibilities.

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Keywords: life enhancement, efficacy, changes, uncertainty, resource, content analysis

Journal rubric: Empirical Researches

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Leontiev D.A., Miyuzova А.Е. Personality Changes as a Result of Life Enhancement Work. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2016. Vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 44–63. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2016240104. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Dmitriy A. Leontiev, Doctor of Psychology, Leading Research Fellow, The Laboratory for Comparative Research in Quality of Life, National Research Tomsk State University, Head of International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation; Professor of Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Psychology, HSE University, Moscow, Tomsk, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Аlesia Е. Miyuzova, The Methodologist on Museum and Educational Activity, Moscow City Department of Culture, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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