Fairytale Metaphor as a Means for Mutual Understanding

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Abstract

The article attempts to generalize defining social and psychological features of fairy tale therapy, to reveal preconditions of its development and evaluate its role and functions in a psychologist's activity. The author argues that fairy tale therapy is a method in applied psychology that is aimed at support of development of a person's subjectivity and agency that ensures his / her efficient interactions with the social world. The article describes that position as the basis for integrative fairy tale therapy — the author's approach.

General Information

Keywords: fairytale, metaphor, fairy tale therapy, semantic space, subjectivity.

Journal rubric: Applied Research and Practice

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Vachkov I. Fairytale Metaphor as a Means for Mutual Understanding. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2011. Vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 111–118. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Igor Vachkov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor of the Department of General Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7784-7427, e-mail: vachkoviv@mgppu.ru

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