On Well-being, Frustration and Belief in a Just World in the New Issue of the Journal “Psychological Science and Education”


The rubric “Developmental Psychology” opens with a study on the frustrating behavior of left-handed younger schoolchildren, which shows significant differences in the strategies of children’s exit from frustrating situations. Two studies presented in this rubric are united by the topic of psychological well-being. In one of them, the authors aim to identify predictors of academic performance and psychological well-being in typological groups of the fifth-grade students. In another, the level of psychological well-being of young people from 18 to 35 years old is revealed using the PERMA-Profiler questionnaire.

The question of how children of early and preschool age perceive objects on screens and tablets was one of the most important questions in the rubric. Another one was how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the parental attitudes of mothers with children of primary school age. The authors’ story of the experimental study of children’s perception of three-dimensional objects in the digital environment can be found in the next issue  of the PsyJournals LIVE podcast.

The rubric “Educational Psychology” presents the results of a study on the relationship between academic dishonesty and belief in a just world among schoolchildren. It is interesting to note that schoolchildren who are loyal and disloyal to dishonesty have different ideas about the consequences of dishonesty – in contrast to schoolchildren disloyal to dishonesty, the ones loyal to dishonesty consider cheating a quality of successful people and entails less trouble and leads to less damage. In another study, included in the rubric, the authors present an individual-intellectual model of students’ academic performance on the example of the humanities.

The last two articles of the rubric are devoted to the topic of psychological assistance in the education system. The authors, using the example of specific cases, described the main barriers to seeking psychological help. There is also a study in the rubric in which the provision of emergency psychological assistance in the education system was analyzed allocating four criteria for the quality of its provision.

The rubric “Scientific life” presents the materials of the conference dedicated to the results of the first half of the implementation of the Interdepartmental Comprehensive Plan on the measures to increase the accessibility of secondary vocational and higher education for the disabled and people with disorders, which was held on July 29, 2022 in Moscow.

Full content of the issue is available on the portal of psychological publications PsyJournals.ru.

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