A Review of the Monograph “Home as a Living Environment of a Person: a Psychological Study”



The reviewed book is a fundamental work of a group of scientists led by a well-known expert in the field of environment psychology, Professor S.K. Nartova – Bochaver. The monograph presents results of a systematic and multifaceted study of a completely new scientific field – the psychology of the home, as the main human life environment that determines one's individuality, social interaction and life success and which is the most powerful ecological and social resource. Prerequisites for the selection of the new subject of study, stages of developing of the completely new category apparatus and also methodology of home – person relations are outlined. The main content of the book is a description of the research results of the formation of various home concepts, subjective models of a friendly home in adolescence, home resources for positive functioning in adolescence and youth, affection and estrangement to home in one’s life perspective. Present book is addressed to a wide range of readers and will be useful to specialists of different profiles: psychologists, psychotherapists, teachers, architects, designers.

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Keywords: monograph, home environment, psychological study

Journal rubric: Book Review

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpse.2017060110

For citation: Vachkov I. A Review of the Monograph “Home as a Living Environment of a Person: a Psychological Study” [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2017. Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 157–162. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2017060110. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


  1. Nartova-Bochaver, S., Bochaver, A., Dmitrieva, N., & Reznichenko, S. (2016). Dom kak zhiznennaia sreda cheloveka: psikhologicheskoe issledovanie [Home as a living environment of a person: a psychological study]. Moscow: Pamiatniki istoricheskoi mysli, 2016.

Information About the Authors

Igor Vachkov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor of the Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7784-7427, e-mail: vachkoviv@mgppu.ru



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