Preconditions of research of problematic aspects of "mind" and "mentality" in in works of foreign and domestic thinkers



The paper discloses the concepts of “mentality” and “mind” from the various points of view, substantiates forms of their use in various sciences and provides characteristics of men-tality types. Attention is focused on the essential characteristic and differences in “mentality” defini-tions. It is explained why the pedagogy should use this category. Analyzing mentality definitions, as well as a list of concepts with the help of which various authors uncover the content of the category, the author distinguishes invariant components which disclose its essence.

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Keywords: Mentality; mind; individual mentality; public mentality; mentality of society.

Journal rubric: Pedagogics

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Demkina E.V. Preconditions of research of problematic aspects of "mind" and "mentality" in in works of foreign and domestic thinkers. Sociosfera = Sociosphera, 2011. no. 4, pp. 18–23. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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E. V. Demkina, Adyghe State University, Maikop, Adygheya Republic, Russia, Maikop, Russia



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