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Clinical Psychology and Special Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-0394


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Methodological and Methodical Issues in Clinical Studies Concerning Values 1103


Leontieva E.M.
Clinical Psychologist, N. A. Alekseev Psychiatric Clinical Hospital № 1, Moscow, Russia

The article presents the purchase to studying value systems in various sciences; psychology, philosophy. The paper describes methodological difficulties in clinical studies of values. The first difficulty; an unspoken conviction held by clinicians that psychologically ill patients are not in possession of values whatsoever, or that there is a difference expressed in the production of certain value clusters. The second difficulty is a lack of normative values and the influence of postmodern world views on psychological practice. The article considers a need for reflections on internal value systems. Thereby the contemporary clinical study of value systems, should lead to solutions to the aforementioned problems. For a holistic study of value systems it is necessary to create special experimental conditions to a reflection and understanding of One's Own value systems by the subjects of the study. The article proposes a set of adequate and necessary requirements for patho-psychological experiments in the field of value thought processes of patients with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. As an example of such a study the author shows a detailed interview following a modelled value based dialogue and the authors methodology of ‘value classification’. Presented is the interview structure, a set of used values, instructions given to participants, and supplementary questions.

Keywords: research methodology, values, value thinking, clinical studies, schizophrenia, value classification

Column: Methods and techniques


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