Academic journal article Psychology in Russia

Editorial

Academic journal article Psychology in Russia

Editorial

Article excerpt

The current issue of Psychology in Russia: State of the Art presents topical articles in clinical, cognitive, social, and developmental psychology.

The clinical psychology section opens with an article by Boris B. Velichkovsky, Irina F. Roschina, and Natalia D. Selezneva, who have investigated cognitive control and memory in healthy people with a genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease. Olga Yu. Shchelkova and Ekaterina B. Usmanova contribute to the development of oncopsychology by addressing quality of life and relation to disease in patients with bone sarcoma. The article by Vera A. Yakupova, Elena I. Zakharova, and Ajdar N. Abubakirov deals with another promising branch of clinical psychology -- perinatal psychology applied to infertility treatment -- and presents exploratory research on the mental state of women with an IVF pregnancy.

In the cognitive psychology section Elena V. Vorobyeva, Pavel N. Ermakov, and Oksana S. Saakyan discuss, on the basis of their empirical findings, the relationships between the achievement motivations and temperaments of psychology students with different lateral organization profiles. The article by Anastasiya K. Belolutskaya is a contribution to creativity studies; it deals with the concept of the "multidimensionality of thinking" and methods for its investigation.

The social psychology section is the most voluminous in this issue. Several articles address the problem of psychological security and stability from different viewpoints. Irina A. Baeva and Nina V. Bordovskaia have studied the psychological safety of the educational environment and the psychological well-being of Russian secondary school pupils and teachers. To facilitate desired changes in the Russian educational environment, one can refer to the work by Elena A. …

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