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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935


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Psychotechnical method for research on creative thinking 1812


Zaretsky V.K.
PhD in Psychology, Professor, Chair of Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Faculty of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Vasilyuk F.E.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Chair of Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Molostova A.N.
PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Chair of Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Counseling and Clinical Psychology Department, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

The article presents method of psychotechnical study of thinking. While solving a creative task, the intellectual difficulties create frustration, "problem-personal situation" occurs. In order to resolve it combination of thinking activity and feelings directed at coping with affect disorganization of activity is needed. Theoretical model elaborated on two conceptual schemes is presented: analysis scheme of level-dynamic organization of creative thinking and scheme of consciousness operation modes. The experimentalist enters respondent's activity with the help of the following psychological methods: empathy, maieutique, and clarification. Results indicate that such complex psychotechnical support significantly enhances productivity of the thinking activity.

Keywords: thinking, feeling, creativity, consciousness, psychotechnics, psychotherapy, problem-personal situation

Column: Theory and Methodology

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