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New Psychological Research

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

Tatyana D. Martsinkovskaya, Dr. of Sci. (Psychology), professor, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia; bld. 6, Miusskaya square, Moscow, Russia, 125993; Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia; bld. 9–4, Mokhovaya str., Moscow, Russia, 125009;

The problem of constructing a new theoretical model is analyzed. This model is aimed to be used in the study of personality in a situation of transitivity, first of all, transitivity in a situation of a pandemic and frustration of living space. It is proved that such a model can be based on the construct of the psychological chronotope. The directions of transformation of the initial construct of the psychological chronotope with the inclusion of real, network and Internet space are shown. The priority in this case is given to the present time, in which the harmonization of emotional experiences associated with various aspects of the psychological chronotope, as well as the time perspective, as a certain projection of the future, takes place. The problems that arise during the implementation of this model are considered. This is, firstly, the harmonization of two continua with different poles – to psychological stability, comfort and self-realization. The role of “spots of time” as a state that activates human search activity in this process is shown. The possibility of realizing this activity in different spaces is proved. In this case the actions lead simultaneously to development, personal growth as a result of achieving the goal in search activity and, thus, gaining emotional satisfaction and comfort. The general and distinct characteristics of the constructs “psychology of changing and psychology of transitivity” are considered. The generality which is manifested in the fact that both approaches are associated with the variability and multiplicity of development options in a situation of transformations is shown. There are also shown the differences which demonstrate themselves mainly in the fact that transitivity predominantly implies the variability of the situation (crisis and fluid), while the psychology of changes focuses on personal variability and a person’s ability to respond to the challenges of transitivity. Based on this analysis, the possibilities of these constructs in predicting future changes and the reactions of different people to them are exposed. The question of the role of real, network, Internet and additional and virtual spaces in the process of self-realization and the achievement of psychological well-being in a situation of crisis and fluid transitivity is examined. This question becomes one of the most urgent, as it is associated with the problem of harmonizing two continua in different spaces, aa well as with the question of the individual’s ability to distribute productive activities in different spaces in response to changes in the situation. At the same time, a person’s ability to connect, combine and separate different spaces can be considered as one of the characteristics of the psychology of changing.

Key words: methodology, psychology of transitivity, psychology of changings, psychological chronotope

For citation: Martsinkovskaya, T.D. (2021). New methodology of the investigation transitive space of changing personality. New Psychological Research, No. 2, pp. 31–45,  DOI: 10.51217/npsyresearch_2021_01_02_02 



The work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project 19-18-00516 “Transitive and virtual spaces – commonality and differences”.


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keywords: methodology, psychology of transitivity, psychology of changings, psychological chronotope

received 22 June 2021

published 22 June 2021

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