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Yasnaya V.A., Enikolopov S.N. The current models of perfectionism

Full text in Russian: Ясная В.А., Ениколопов С.Н. Современные модели перфекционизма
Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
Mental Health Research Centre, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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The aim of the study is to analyze the current models of perfectionism and to reveal the structure of the phenomenon. Foreign and Russian models of perfectionism developed in the 1990–2000s are reviewed and briefly described, the advantages and shortcuts of this models are considered. The model based on R. Slaney “almost perfect model” that was tried and tested by the authors on Russian sample (N = 503) is discussed. This model includes characteristics of tolerance for ambiguity, time perspective and activity of individual.

Keywords: perfectionism, adaptive perfectionism, maladaptive perfectionism, model of perfectionism, tolerance for ambiguity, time perspective


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Received 29 April 2013. Date of publication: 20 June 2013.

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Yasnaya Vera A. Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Higher School of Economics (National Research University), Kochnovsky pr., 3, 125319 Moscow, Russia; Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Juridical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, ul. Sretenka, 29, 127051 Moscow, Russia.
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Enikolopov Sergey N. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Head, Department of Medical Psychology, Mental Health Research Centre, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Kashirskoe shosse, 34, 115522 Moscow, Russia; Head, Department of Criminal Psychology, Faculty of Juridical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, ul. Sretenka, 29, 127051 Moscow, Russia.
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Yasnaya V.A., Enikolopov S.N. The current models of perfectionism. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 29, p. 1. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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