Existential problems of identity in contemporary foreign gerontopsychology: results of the analysis of studies over the past five years



The article presents the results of a theoretical analysis of contemporary foreign concepts about the existential problems of the personality of the elderly and senile ages. Taking into account the results of theoretical analysis, the article reveals the modern psychological theories and concepts of solving current existential problems by the aging persons, such as: the search for the meaning of their existence and the existence of mankind as a whole, the problem of freedom and responsibility for one's own life, an attitude towards death as an existential fact, experience of existential isolation.

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Keywords: existential problems, old age, meaning of life, satisfaction with life, loneliness, responsibility, vital activity

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2017060303

For citation: Senkevich L.V., Shagidaeva A.B. Existential problems of identity in contemporary foreign gerontopsychology: results of the analysis of studies over the past five years [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2017. Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 22–29. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2017060303. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Lyudmila V. Senkevich, PhD in Psychology, associate professor, chair of social, general and clinical psychology, faculty of psychology, Russian State Social University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: lvsenkevich@mail.ru

A. B. Shagidaeva, PhD in Psychology, chair of pedagogy and psychology, Moscow Social Pedagogical Institute, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: asaliya76@mail.ru



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