Scientific journal

New Psychological Research

From the editor

Editor-in-chief of the journal «New psychological research» T. D. Martsinkovskaya, Moscow, 22 June 2021

The second issue of our journal became the first thematic one. It is almost entirely devoted to the problem of the variability and transitivity of the modern world. In addition to the already known transformations, we now found ourselves in an unprecedented situation of a global crisis caused by a pandemic.

Problems of variability and stability, the ability of people to cope with crises, frustration of space and time, disruptions in everyday life, were discussed at the symposium dedicated to the existence of the human beings in a real and virtual context.

Further analysis of these topics is presented in the articles of this issue.

In the article by S.N. Kostromina are discussed theoretical problems that reveal the nature and determination of the procedural character of the formation and self-development of the person. The author also substantiates the complex and contradictory structure of personal identity.

Revealing the theoretical construct of personality variability as a dynamic system, N.V. Grishina emphasizes the personality’s intention to “be- come something else.” An important aspect of this article is the diagnostic tools presented by the author, aimed at studying the potential of human self-change.

The analysis of the commonality and differences between the two theoretical constructs “variability and transitivity” is given in the article by T.D. Martsinkovskaya. Focusing on the need for an adequate person- al response to the challenges of sociocultural transformations, the author writes about the importance of combining logical forecasting and aesthetic foresight of such transformations and, especially, individual strategies for coping with them.

The actualization of the phenomenon of precariat (defenselessness and vulnerability of a person) also testifies about the difficulties that arise in the process of coping with crises of transitivity. The psychological essence of the experience of precariat is revealed in the article by D.A. Khoroshilov, who analyzes the interdisciplinary concepts of this concept. The empirical material of this negative experience, studied in detail by the author, not only complements theoretical reasoning, but also reveals the rational and emotional, often unconscious components of the experience of precariat.

In the article by N.S. Poleva is examined the impact of the global crisis associated with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on cardinal changes in everyday life, changes in the way of working, communication, and leisure. At the same time, the author analyzes not only the negative, but also the ambivalent influences of this crisis, including the development of digital everyday life.

In her interesting article by E.I. Rasskazova shows both known and new aspects of the problem of sleep. New one is the author’s position. From the point of view of the psychology of corporeality, she considers the system-forming role of motivational-value factors in the regulation of human sleep and wakefulness.

The article by K.S. Kryuchkov dedicated to modern approaches in psychotherapy, and what is especially interesting, their effectiveness, will be interesting to the psychotherapists and we hope not only for them.


Theory and methodology

Kostromina S.N. Classic “Paradox of Personality”: Is there a theoretical and methodological basis for a solution? ………………… 7


Martsinkovskaya T.D. New methodology for the investigation transitive space of changing personality ………………… 31


Grishina N. Personality changeability: a theoretical construct and empirical phenomenology ………………… 46


Khoroshilov D.A. Ontological, social and psychological precarity: ways of interaction in transitive society ………………… 64

Thematic reports

Poleva N.S. COVID-19. Some aspects of everyday life’s frustration ………………… 84


Kryuchkov K.S. Ongoing disputes on therapy efficacy: ‘golden standards’ and ‘common factors’ ………………… 100


Empirical researches

Rasskazova E.I. The relative value of sleep comparing to the value of other activities and subjective sleep quality in the normative sample: the role of cognitive, emotional and behavioral factors ………………… 115

received 22 June 2021

published 22 June 2021