The New Issue of "Psychological Science and Education" Analyses What is Behind Huggy-Waggy’s Popularity


The new issue of the journal “Psychological Science and Education” (No. 1-2023) has been published. In addition to two traditional rubrics “Psychology of Development” and “Psychology of Education”, the issue includes the rubric “Discussions and Discourses”.

The rubric “Psychology of Education” opens with a study on the competence of elementary school teachers in working on students’ subject mistakes. The results obtained also testify to the low competence of primary school teachers in working on subject mistakes. It is argued that the problem lies in the established practice of teacher training, which needs to be modernized. The second study of the rubric presents a comparative analysis of the assessments of digital educational technologies by teachers who have experience in using them in their professional activities, and teachers who do not have such experience. The third article presents a study on the relationship between career orientations and self-centered personality characteristics of students. The last fourth article of the rubric presents the results of an empirical study aimed at analyzing the relationship between coping strategies and job satisfaction among teachers in distance teaching.

The rubric “Psychology of Development” is opened by a study on the identification of emotional and personal determinants of the professional identity of high school students. In the second study of the rubric, the problem of perception by children of preschool age of the popular toy Huggy-Waggy is considered. The results allow to say that for most modern preschoolers, the Huggy-Waggy toy is primarily a “status” item, but the toy is rarely used directly in play activities. The third article presents an empirical study aimed at testing the hypothesis about the relationship between visual modelling and the development of voluntariness in preschool children. The fourth article presents the results of a study aimed at identifying gender characteristics of the relationship between resilience and subjective well-being and the migration attitudes of schoolchildren. The last fifth article of the column presents an autoethnographic study of the second language learning, the article provides a detailed analysis of family interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rubric “Discussions and Discourses” presents a critical response to an article published in the journal “Psychological Science and Education” in issue No. 6-2021, which was devoted to understanding giftedness and developing creativity.

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