Psychotechnics of assistance in solving the creative tasks



The article presents the results of a dissertation study that examined psychotehnic approach to work with a respondent, solving a creative task, solution of which is regarded in analogy with a critical situation. The search for solution by a respondent appears a holistic activity, aimed at overcoming it. The model of psychotechnic assistance is presented as a result of the merging two conceptual schemes: analysis scheme of structural and dynamic organization of creative thinking, and representations on the methods of psychotherapeutic assistance in understanding psychotherapy. As evidence of the effectiveness of the developed model results of comparisons of a series of experiments are provided: the classic (without assistance), using a complex psychotechnic assistance, and partial assistance (rational or emotional).

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Journal rubric: Innovative Models

For citation: Molostova A.N. Psychotechnics of assistance in solving the creative tasks. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2008. Vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 120–132. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Anna N. Molostova, PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, Chair of Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Member of the Eastern European Association for Existential Therapy, Group Psychotherapist, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail: