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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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Direction of Achievement Motivation (Adaptation and Transcendence) in Mental Disorders 954

Zhiyenbayeva N., Doctor of Psychology, Professor of Psychology, Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan,
Aknazarov S., psychiatrist highest category, psychiatrist, Head of department of psychotherapy, Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Addiction, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tapalova O., Doctor of Psychology, Assoc. prof. Department of General and Applied Psychology, Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Kazakhstan,
This article presents an analysis of adaptive and transcendental components of the motivation of achievement in patients with mental disorders. The presented author's model of the motivation of achievement reveals that, in the norm, a person has both components of that model with a temporary predominance or with equal representation of one of them in the human motivational-semantic sphere. With mental pathology, either the extreme manifestation of one of the trends is possible, or an extremely weak representation of both trends. During the course of empirical research which was aimed to identify and analyse the adoptive and transcendental components of the motivation of achievement in psychopathology three additional categories were added to existing key categories of subjects stories analysis on the basis of pictures used in Hekhauzen test. These categories are: “realistic-unrealistic goal setting”; “productive-unproductive instrumental activity aimed at achieving the goal”; “target in the past”.

Keywords: motivation of achievement, equilibrium-dynamic model, adaptation, transcendence, realism, not realistic, productivity, unproductiveness, instrumental activity, targets in the past.

Column: Empirical research


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