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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


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Personality Trait Development in Psychology Students During the Graduate Year 301


Ermolaeva M.V.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chair of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Psychology of Education, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

Isaev E.I.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chair of Pedagogical Psychology named after Professor V.A. Guruzhapov, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Lubovsky D.V.
PhD in Psychology, Professor at the Chair of Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

This paper focuses on the formation of professionally important personality traits in graduate students of psychological and pedagogical master degree programmes. We analyze the development of personal and professional identity, empathy and communicative characteristics. The study involved 60 graduate students. To test the hypothesis of the contradictory developmental dynamics of personal and professional identity and communicative characteristics (empathy and communication skills) we used L.B.Schneider’s techniques for studying professional (MIPI) and personal identity (MILI), the questionnaire measure of emotional empathy by A.Mehrabian and N.Epstein, and the social skills test by L. Michelson. The study revealed the predominance of diffuse and pseudo-positive personal identity statuses among the graduate students as well as the complex dynamics of professional identity statuses. Also, the obtained data points to an increase in the expression of the competent communication style and high levels of empathy. We outline some perspectives for further research on the development of professionally important personal qualities and psychological and educational support of students during their graduate year.

Keywords: master students in psychology and education, personal identity, professional identity, communicative competence, empathy.

Column: Educational Psychology


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The authors are grateful to V.V.Shestakov, graduate student of the Faculty of Educational Psychology at MSUPE, for his assistance in collecting the data.

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