Belinskaya E.P. Uncertainty as a category of modern social psychology of personality

Full text in Russian: Белинская Е.П. Неопределенность как категория современной социальной психологии личности
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Psychological Institute, Moscow, Russia

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The category of uncertainty is considered as one of fundamental categories of methodological search within the frame of social psychology of personality. It is shown that appeal to it is due to an increased attention of modern social psychology to the problems of social changes that are subjectively experienced by an individual as a stream of uncertain situations. Possible signs of uncertain situations are classified; their consequences at the levels of behavior, feelings and cognitions of an individual are identified.

Keywords: social psychology of personality, uncertainty principle, social changes, signs of an uncertain situation, personal consequences of subjective uncertainty


The study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project 14-18-00598 «Patterns and mechanisms of positive socialization modern of children and teenagers»


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Received 5 April 2014. Date of publication: 29 August 2014.

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Belinskaya Elena P. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mokhovaya, 11, str. 5, 125009 Moscow, Russia; Leading Research Associate, Psychological Institute, ul. Mokhovaya, 9, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Belinskaya E.P. Uncertainty as a category of modern social psychology of personality. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2014, Vol. 7, No. 36, p. 3. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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