The Theory of Processual Analysis: a brief description and practical importance



This article provides a brief description of Theory of Processual Analysis (TPA), developed by author in order to help optimize the clinical thinking of psychologists, working with young children with developmental disabilities and their families. From a TPA standpoint have been defined such terms as psycho phenotype, nootype, inner reality, reactive and functional processes, functionality, subject, competency. There have been showed model of intersubjective relations structure, the regulation of mood model, and model of development control of mental processes in early ontogeny. The importance of TPA for the practice is proved by the results of applied research.

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Keywords: theory, process, analysis, infancy, developmental disorder, practical value

Journal rubric: Theoretical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Kazmin A.M. The Theory of Processual Analysis: a brief description and practical importance [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2012. Vol. 1, no. 4 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Aleksandr M. Kazmin, PhD in Medicine, Professor, Department of Neuro and Pathopsychology of Development, Faculty of Clinical and Special Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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