Psychological Conditions for Increasing Reliability of Professional Actions of a Law Enforcement Specialist



The article is devoted to the problem of improving the professional and performance reliability of a law enforcement specialist by development of background psychophysical levels of consciousness. This approach is implemented taking into account the features of specialist professional activity, current trends of increasing the role of professional-performance factor for reliability for both executional and management tasks. From the methodological point of view, the necessity of improving the traditional model of professional and personal development, systematization of psychological technologies related to the development of the ability to arbitrary self-regulation, filling the basic levels of movement and action construction with invariant professional content is justified. Experimental data confirming the effectiveness of this approach are presented. It is shown that taking into account the regularities of level-by-level integration of psychophysical functions, actualized awareness of actions in the course of training and retrospective reflection can significantly affect the dynamics of development of professional performance qualities, increasing the effectiveness of actions determined by them.

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Keywords: professional reliability, psychological support, psychophysical professional and performing qualities, professional and personal development, levels of formation of actions in the structure of consciousness, sensorimotor sphere, self-regulation.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Professional Activity

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Fedotov A.Y. Psychological Conditions for Increasing Reliability of Professional Actions of a Law Enforcement Specialist [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2020. Vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 201–211. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2020100215. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Andrey Y. Fedotov, Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, Head, Educational and Scientific Complex of the Psychology of Performance, V.Ya. Kikot’ Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Moscow, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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