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Guseltseva M.S. A transdisciplinary approach to the study of latent changes in values, behavioral strategies and standards in modern society

Marina S. Guseltseva, Sc.D. (Psychology), associate professor, Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia; bld. 9–4, Mokhovaya str., Moscow, Russia, 125009; mguseltseva@mail.ru

Modernity is characterized by dynamism and mixture of social processes. There are many communities, different lifestyles and value systems that have not previously collided and were not noticeable to each other. Today, these groups have turned out to be visible and permeable to everyone. Transformations of values, behavioral strategies and social norms in a modern society are the subject of study of both psychology and related sciences. Small cultural movements are the key vehicles for changes ranging from identity to institutions. The transdisciplinary approach used as a relevant method serving to cover this research field. This article discusses the change in values, behavioral strategies and social norms based on the study of movements such as New Ethics, Enlightenment Renaissance, New Anarchism, Intellectual Dark Web, etc. In these movements, there was an increase in subjectivity, individualization of life styles, creation of new norms and practices. A significant role in sociocultural transformations is played by the grassroots (folk) creativity, the communicative competence of local communities. It is argued that customization as the habit of choosing and creating one’s own style, ethical and ecological engagement, conscious self-development are side effects of socialization in a mixed socio-cultural and networked communicative space. It is emphasized that in a situation of turbulence, small cultural movements become ambivalent: on the one hand, they serve social stability based precisely on their dynamism and diversity, self-organize and creativity; on the other hand, the clash of different values and lifestyles can increase social tension.

Key words:  methodology, transdisciplinary approach, sociocultural movements, new anarchism, new ethics, self-organization, subjectivity

For citation: Guseltseva, M.S. (2021). A transdisciplinary approach to the study of latent changes in values, behavioral strategies and standards in modern society. New Psychological Research, 2021, No. 3. 18–47. DOI: 10.51217/npsyresearch_2021_01_03_02

Acknowledgment

The article prepared within a state task, project ААА-А-А19-119012990181-0

keywords: methodology, transdisciplinary approach, sociocultural movements, new anarchism, new ethics, self-organization, subjectivity

received 6 October 2021

published 6 October 2021

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