Russian Psychological Issues PsyJournals.ru
OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS
JournalsTopicsAuthorsEditor's Choice For AuthorsAbout PsyJournals.ruContact Us

  Previous issue (2020. Vol. 16, no. 1)

Included in Web of Science СС (ESCI)

Included in Scopus

CrossRef

Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Started in 2005

Published quarterly

Free of fees
Open Access Journal

Affiliated ISCAR

 

Communication across Generations: Mediation in the Dialogue between Children and Elderly People 1189

Yermolayeva M.V.
PhD in Psychology, Professor, Chair of Pedagogical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1645-5136
e-mail: mar-erm@mail.ru

Abstract
The paper analyses the communication between the generations of old people and children from the perspective of developmental psychology, focusing, in particular, on the psychological mechanisms underlying this dialogue. The author assumes that the need for the meaning of life an old person often faces upon his/her retirement may be fulfilled within the dialogue with the generation of grandchildren. For the elderly, the opportunity to pass their life experience on to grandchildren provides the space for meaning-making. The author argues that both for elderly people and children the process of meaning-making in their interaction is mediated by fairy tales. In this dialogue a fairy tale becomes a mediator of life experience, wisdom and moral values; its metaphorical language helps children understand not only the material world, but also the social one. The author stresses the similarities between the psychological contents of the adolescent and old age crisis and substantiates the necessity of passing on psychological knowledge to the elderly so that the communication between the generations becomes easier.

Keywords: life experience, meaning of life, fairy tale mediation, education for the elderly

Column: The Problem Of Development

For Reference

References
  1. Vaizer G.A. Smysl zhizni i vozrast // Psihologo-pedagogicheskie i filosofskie aspekty problemy smysla zhizni / Pod red. V.E. Chudnovskogo. M., 1997.
  2. Vasilyuk F.E. Psihologiya perezhivaniya. M., 1984.
  3. Ermolaeva M.V. Sub'ektnyi podhod v psihologii razvitiya vzroslogo cheloveka. M.; Voronezh, 2006.
  4. Zaporozhec A.V., Neverovich Ya.Z. K voprosu o genezise, funkcii i strukture emocional'nyh processov u rebenka // Voprosy psihologii. 1974. № 6.
  5. Krasnova O.V. Rol' babushki: sravnitel'nyi analiz // Psihologiya zrelosti i stareniya. 2000. № 2.
  6. Krasnova O.V., Liders A.G. Social'naya psihologiya starosti. M., 2002.
  7. Leont'ev D.A. Psihologiya smysla. M., 2003.
  8. Petrovskii V.A. Lichnost' v psihologii. Rostov/n/D., 1996.
  9. Rubinshtein S.L. Bytie i soznanie. Chelovek i mir. SPb., 2003.
  10. Spivakovskaya A.S. Psihoterapiya: igra, detstvo, sem'ya. M., 1999.
  11. El'koninova L., El'konin B.D. Znakovoe oposredstvovanie, volshebnaya skazka i sub'ektivnye deistviya // Vestn. Mosk. un_ta. Ser. 14. Psihologiya. 1993. № 2.
  12. Aizenberg R., Treas J. The Family in Late Life — Psychological and Demographic Consideration // Handbook of the Psychology of Aging. 2_nd ed. N. Y., 1985.
  13. Bengston V.L., Kuypers J. The family support cycle: psychosocial issues in the aging family // J.M.A. Munnichs, E. Olbrich, P. Mussen (eds.) // Life_Span and Change in a Gerontological Perspective. N. Y., 1985.
  14. Bromley D.B. Human Ageing. An Introduction to Gerontology. 3 rd ed. Bungay, 1988.
  15. Robertson J.F. Grandmotherhood: A study of role Concepts // Journal of Marriage and the Family. 1977. Vol. 39.
 
About PsyJournals.ru

© 2007–2020 Portal of Russian Psychological Publications. All rights reserved

PsyJournals.ru in Russian

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Catalogue of academic journals in psychology & education MSUPE

Creative Commons License Open Access Repository     Webometrics Ranking of Repositories

RSS Psyjournals at facebook Psyjournals at Twitter Psyjournals at Youtube ??????.???????