Research on Heart Image in Norm and Pathology



The aim of this research was to study the features of the psychological image of heart in patients with different forms of cardiac pathology. Three groups of research participants were examined: practically healthy people, patients with ischemic heart disease, and patients with psychopathology (schizophrenia) who suffered from heart problems due to their disease. The research was carried out in specialised clinics and hospitals using the method of semantic differential. It was revealed that patients with different types of pathology tend to have different types of the 'heart image'.

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Journal rubric: Clinical and Special Psychology

For citation: Voskresenskaja A.B. Research on Heart Image in Norm and Pathology. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2007. Vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 18–30. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Angelina B. Voskresenskaja, Postgraduate Student at the Psychological Counselling Department, Individual and Group Counselling Chair, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia



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