Experimental Research on Subjective Self-Perception and Perception of the World in Children: Developing an Approach



The article is devoted to the description of the research on self-perception and perception of the world in modern children.Against the backdrop of the rapidly changing context of the child's life, there are no enough researches on the change in the phenomenology of modern childhood.The authors raise methodological issues related to understanding the child's inner world, his/her value representations, as well as to the specifics of the analysis of research results and their interpretation.It was concluded that it is necessary to consolidate all interested members of the scientific and professional community to discuss, organize and conduct comparative, interdisciplinary studies of modern childhood and of the socio-cultural space of development and upbringing of the modern child.The article describes the specifics of organising an inter institutional research “Modern Childhood.Strokes to the Self-Portrait” carried out by students of master programmes and aimed at obtaining up-to-date data on self-identification, value orientations, concepts of oneself and the world in modern children aged from 5 to 15 years.The first results of this research work presented in the article demonstrate its prospects and significance as well as its challenging issues.

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Keywords: self-esteem in children, research methods, subjective perception, children, long-term research

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2018230501

Acknowledgements. The authors are grateful to all universities participating in this research work for their assistance in data collection.

For citation: Gogoberidze A.G., Nikolaeva E.I., Savinova L.Y. Experimental Research on Subjective Self-Perception and Perception of the World in Children: Developing an Approach. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2018. Vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 5–12. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2018230501. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alexandra G. Gogoberidze, Doctor of Education, Professor, Director of Institute of of childhood, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: agg1868@gmail.com

Elena I. Nikolaeva, Doctor of Biology, Professor of Institute of Childhood, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Deputy editor of the journal "Psychology of education in multicultural space" (since YSU), Moscow, Russia, e-mail: klemtina@yandex.ru

Ludmila Y. Savinova, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Pedagogy of Primary Education and Artistic Development of the Child, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: ludmila.savinova@bk.ru



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