The experience of loneliness in a context of problems of psycho logical adaptation of students of psychological-and-pedagogical universities

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the analysis of experience of loneliness in the context of adaptive process in new educational space. In the basis of the analysis there is the fact of the compulsion of specific intrapersonal experience in connection with a situation of change of the habitual communicative environment, status and role. The article conditionally consists of two parts. The first part is devoted to the consideration of the general problematics connected with the process of adaptation. In particular, the author marks forms and kinds of adaptation and the specific features of adaptation in an institution of higher education. In the second part the author considers the experience of loneliness in the framework of the adaptive process to be one of the forms of the general process of the loneliness experience of a per son. The author emphasizes the function and significance of the adaptive loneliness to provide favourable conditions for a yesterday's schoolboy's full and qualitative entering into the educational space of high school.

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Keywords: adaptation, unadaptation, adaptive loneliness, the system of higher education, schoolboy, entrant, a first-year student

For citation: Slobodchikov I.M. The experience of loneliness in a context of problems of psycho logical adaptation of students of psychological-and-pedagogical universities . Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2005. Vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 71–77. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Ilya M. Slobodchikov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor at the Project Psychology Chair, Deputy Director of the Centre for Psychological and Pedagogical Rehabilitation and Correction, L.S. Vygotsky Institute Russian State University of Humanities, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: il-grant@mail.ru