Features of the regulation of the activity among interrogators (clinical and psychological, neuropsychological and gender aspects)



The article is devoted to the study of the features of the regulation of the activity of interrogators with different levels of professional stress, taking into account the duration of professional activity and gender. Neuropsychological correlates of dysregulation of activity among interrogators are described. It was assumed that the interrogators with a high level of professional stress would have the reduced ability of control over the activity. The material of the empirical study of 45 interrogators (28 men and 17 women at the age from 19 to 38 years, the average age is 28 years) with an experience of work from one year to 15 years is presented. The diagnostic complex included: «The scale of professional stress» Azarnyh T.D. and Tyrtyshnikov I.M., Symptom Check List-90-Revised and a number of neuropsychological techniques (graphical test, Nikitina pattern cubes, Taylor and Rey-Osterrieth complex figure test, test of Ozereckiy (Fist-Rib-palm), test for the study of working memory). It was revealed that men had lower control over the activity. People with moderate levels of occupational stress had the presence of symptoms of dysphoria. People with a low level occupational stress marked discomfort in the process of interpersonal communication. People with experience of more than 5 years have a pronounced sense of fear, a decrease in interest in life, which indicates signs of professional deformity. Employees with less than 5 years of experience showed the prevalence of somatic symptoms. The obtained results supplement the empirical data of researches aimed to study the stress response among law enforcement officers.

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Keywords: interrogators, neuropsychological correlates regulation of activity, professional stress.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Professional Activity

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2017070307

For citation: Moscovskaya M.S., Kotelnikova D.A., Dubinsky A.A. Features of the regulation of the activity among interrogators (clinical and psychological, neuropsychological and gender aspects) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2017. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 83–96. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2017070307. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

M. S. Moscovskaya, Postgraduate, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: m_chudo@bk.ru

Darya A. Kotelnikova, Laboratory assistant, V. Serbsky NMRCPN, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: kot.darya.94@mail.ru

Alexander A. Dubinsky, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Psychohygiene and Psychoprophylaxis, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6091-3299, e-mail: aleksandr-dubinskij@yandex.ru



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