Psychology of Understanding of the Multidimensional World of Man (Report)

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Abstract

It is proven that the understanding of facts, events and phenomena in diff erent realities is based on unequal psychological grounds. Th e theoretical foundations of psychology of understanding of a multi-dimensional world, arguing that the human world is made up of three realities — empirical, sociocultural and existential — are described. Th eoretical foundations of psychology of understanding are looked at as a combination of the whole and the variable. Th e author analyses similarities in understanding facts, events, situations in each reality, as well as diff erences, their psychological specifi city; methods and types of understanding.

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Keywords: paradigmatic way of understanding, narrative way of understanding, thesaural way of understanding, knowledge, opinion, sense, experience, interpretation

Article type: report

For citation: Znakov V.V. Psychology of Understanding of the Multidimensional World of Man (Report). Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Psychology, 2016. no. 1, pp. 47–57. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

V. V. Znakov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Senior Researcher, Development Laboratory, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: znakov50@yandex.ru

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