Book Review. Kondratiev M.Y. “Domestic Professional Psychological Community. The Portrait of a Generation: Personalities, Events, Issues”



The author presents a review written in the last book of M. Y. Kondratyev, "Domestic professional psychological community. The portrait of a generation: personalities, events, issues", dedicated to the events unfolding in the 70s-90s of the twentieth century in the psychological community and the Academy of pedagogical Sciences, Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of education. The review refers to the relevance of the publication, underlined its significance for modern students. Special emphasis is placed on a kind of "subjectification" of classics of Russian psychology, often facing the current generation of young professionals only in the form of written texts and short biographies. Review concisely describes the three parts of the book by M. Y. Kondratyev, and impression of them, affected both general and specific issues raised in the text of the publication. Occasionally examples of it, most clearly illustrating the overall style.

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Keywords: memoir, psychological community, social psychology, Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of education, Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of the USSR

Journal rubric: Book Review

Article type: review


For citation: Kochetkov N.V. Book Review. Kondratiev M.Y. “Domestic Professional Psychological Community. The Portrait of a Generation: Personalities, Events, Issues” [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 92–101. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2015040407. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Nikita V. Kochetkov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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