Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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2017 Vol. 10 Issue 56

Fedunina N.Yu. Sports in psychology of everyday life

Full text in Russian: Федунина Н.Ю. Спорт в психологии повседневности

Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia
Center of Sport Technologies, Moscow, Russia

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The article provides the analysis of the place of sports in the psychology of everyday life based on the theory of psychological evolution of personality of Pierre Janet and three levels of personality: bodily, social and historic. On the level of bodily unity sports involvement reflects current swift and cardinal changes on the level of body and dynamic organization of modern life. Decrease of physical activity and search of basic needs satisfaction, heightening of virtualization lead to changes in life space and new forms of body image, mind and body interaction and body involvement. On the level of social unity, sports become the means of social differentiation (gender, social, economic, moral). Sport activities are involved in construction of social and collective identity and become important parameter of participation in social life, of gaining one’s role and place in the society. Sports reflect and facilitate the development of basic democratic values of equality, unity, social inclusion despite superficial differences connected with health, demographic, social and even psychological characteristics. On the level of historic unity, unity in time, which is created via autobiography, sports become one of the prisms of viewing and understanding one’s life not only among elite sportsmen, but as a sense-provoking lens in everyday life as well.

Keywords: sports, psychology of everyday life, Pierre Janet, personality



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Received 15 October 2017. Date of publication: 27 December 2017.

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Fedunina Natalia Yu. Ph.D, Leading Research Associate, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, ul. Sretenka, 29, 107045 Moscow, Russia; Center of Sport Technologies, Moscow, Russia.
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Fedunina N.Yu. Sports in psychology of everyday life. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 56, p. 4. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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