Scientific journal

New Psychological Research

Dear colleagues, I am glad to present the first issue of our journal of 2024.
The article is devoted to the formation of modern views on the psychology of health as a positive characteristic of human functioning. The first approaches to the definition of norm, or health, in the context of psychology and related sciences, the formation of views on the social construction of the concepts of health and illness in philosophy (M. Foucault), sociology (E. Goffman) and psychiatry (T. Szasz), the emergence of the concept of positive mental health in humanistic psychology in the 1950s–1970s (A. Maslow, C. Rogers, M. Jahoda, S. Jourard) are considered.
A growing body of research shows that the concepts of both character traits and goals are important for understanding individual differences in behavior, however, there are relatively few studies exploring how they relate to each other in specific life situations.
The article considers the realization of human goals in the main spheres of life activity and the relationship of this process with the meaning of life. Special attention is paid to the role of culture as the most important situational factor.
The current issue of migration from a purely existential humanistic perspective is discussed in the article. A particular emphasis is given to the theoretical prerequisites for the implementation of this approach. The notion of migration, as an aspect of the human life cycle, holds the status of a bifurcation point, and its persistence is attributed to the migrant’s abilities for semantic self-explanation of the rationales behind their continuous migration throughout its various stages.
The interplay between mind wandering and smartphone usage, and its impact on attentional networks represents a critical area of investigation within cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Amidst growing concern, research suggests a nuanced relationship between these factors, challenging the assumption of a straightforward negative correlation between smartphone usage and attentional performance.
The features of the digital everyday life of girls aged 17–21 are discussed in the article. The spatial, situational and temporal characteristics of smartphone use in everyday life are varied. One of the phenomena of modern communication associated with distraction by a gadget during communication is phubbing.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are characterized by a wide range of cognitive, social, and communicative deficits. The impairments in speech and social communication are among the most pronounced and the most important for social adaptation.
Discussed by Ph.D. S.M. Fatemi psychology of the inner peace is based on an in-depth understanding of humanness and its innerness. This psychology seeks to lead modern man to an understanding of the unity of planetary life, to the common deep roots of the people inhabiting the planet, as well as to comprehend ways to achieve harmony of the inner peace.
The overview of the article “The Online Disinhibition Effect” by John Suler, PhD, is presented. The author delves into the phenomenon of how differently people behave online and in person.
The paper examined 1) the replacement of the VUCA model of the world by the BANI explanatory model, each of which offers its main strategies for responding to the challenges of modernity; 2) how they manifest themselves in transformations of the individual style of daily life of younger generations, which ultimately contributes to the achievement of personal resilience in a fragile and changeable world.
During the conference "Personality Psychology: Cultural practices of human potential development", we presented the results of a practical longitudinal study of individual and personal characteristics of digital socialization at the section "Personality stability in a fragile and changeable world".
At the conference "Personality Psychology: Cultural Practices of Human Potential Development" within the section "Personality Stability in a Fragile and Changing World," the results of an empirical study on changes in the digital identity of youth from 2018 to 2022 were presented.