Reflexive layer of cognitive states



The article presents the results of studying the reflexive characteristics of cognitive states. The values of states and their relations with the motivational and value characteristics of the subject are studied. The research used methods of analysis of semantic spaces of states: associative experiment and subjective scaling, methods for studying the values and relationships of the subject, mood, metacognitive awareness and involvement in the learning process. The results show that the semantic spaces of most cognitive states are close to each other, the dominant components of spaces of cognitive states are intellectual-cognitive components. The structure of interrelation between motivational characteristics and cognitive states is revealed. The connections of terminal values (development of oneself, spiritual satisfaction, the value of achievements and preservation of one’s own personality), which are integrated with cognitive states, are established.

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Keywords: cognitive state, mental regulation, meaning, values, motivation, sense

Journal rubric: Psycholinguistics

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Prokhorov A.O., Yusupov M.G. Reflexive layer of cognitive states. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2017. Vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 91–103. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2017100208. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alexander O. Prokhorov, Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Department of General Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Kazan, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Mark G. Yusupov, PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Department of General Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Education, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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