Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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2017 Vol. 10 Issue 52

Martsinkovskaya T.D., Turusheva Yu.B. Narrative as methodology, investigating the personality in transitive word

Full text in Russian: Марцинковская Т.Д., Турушева Ю.Б. Нарратив как методология исследования личности в ситуации транзитивности

Psychological Institute, Moscow, Russia
L.S.Vygotsky Institute for Psychology, Moscow, Russia
Federal Institute of Education Development, Moscow, Russia
Moscow State Regional University, Moscow, Russia

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The concept of social - psychological transitivity connected with multiplicity, uncertainty and variability reveals. Communication of social and psychological aspects of transitivity is shown. It is proved the necessity of development new categorical system in psychology, based on network not matrix principle. An analogy between uncertainty in humanitarian and natural sciences is shown. Fruitfulness of use of the concept of psychological chronotope for the psychology of the personality in the transitive world is proved. The complex structure of a psychological chronotope opens a ratio between social and personal spaces and times. The analysis of possible options of development of the personality corresponds not only with three spatial coordinates, but also to three times. It is offered to allocate the small chronotope characterizing the separate periods of people’s life in a big spatial temporary continuum of a chronotope of life. Positive and negative value of heterochrony is shown. Importance of harmony between objective and subjective aspects of a psychological chronotope which is possible in one social (subcultural) group of people presented in the form of social network is proved. The concept of an internal form of a psychological chronotope reveals, the role of “de-familiarization", an exit out of limits of own life which helps to understand sense of the existence is shown. The leading role of an autobiographical narrative in studying of the personality and in the course of a reflection by people the sense of the life is proved. Various approaches to understanding of a narrative and its communication with "an identity trauma", personal crisis and loss/finding of sense are given. Is shown that it is in language takes place a final formation of sense, and the new semantic structure leads to reorganization of the personality. Though the narrative narrates about unique experience, it is always directed to the addressee, allowing "to enter" personal sense in the common cultural field. It is proved that development of a narrative form allows the person to understand that uncertainty is a part of our life and to be ready to an uncertainty challenges.

Keywords: narrative, uncertainty, multiplicity, variability, transitivity, psychological chronotope, crisis and finding of sense


The study was supported by Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 17-06-00077 «Problem of linguistic identity in multicultural space».


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Received 10 October 2016. Date of publication: 26 April 2017.

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Martsinkovskaya Tatyana D. Ph.D., Professor, Psychological Institute, ul. Mokhovaya, 9–4, 125009 Moscow, Russia; Federal institute of  Development of Education, ul. Cernjahovskogo, 9–1, 125319 Moscow, Russia; L.S.Vygotsky Institute for Psychology, Russian State University for the Humanities,  Miusskaya pl., 6, 125993 Moscow, Russia; Department of Psychology of the Personality, Faculty of Psychology, Moscow State Regional University, ul. Radio, 10A, 105005 Moscow, Russia. ORCID iD 0000-0003-2810-2554
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Turusheva Yuliya B. Ph.D. Student, Psychological Institute, ul. Mokhovaya, 9–4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Martsinkovskaya T.D., Turusheva Yu. B. Narrative as methodology, investigating the personality in transitive word. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 52, p. 2. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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