The Problem of "Normaland "Pathological" Consciousness (Informational and Analytical Survey)
The article analyzes the concept of 'consciousness' from standpoints of various philosophical schools as well as psychology and psychiatry. The problem of balance between the conscious and unconscious is discussed, psychopathological diseases of consciousness are described.
Key wordsconsciousness, self-awareness, unconscious, philosophy, psychology, psychoanalysis, psychophysiology, psychiatry.
C.G.Jung's Adolescence: the Way to Selfness
The article is dedicated to C.G.Jung's reminiscences about his early youth and includes his biographical data. It discusses influence of experience and reflections of that period on further Jung's studies of the nature of neuroses and creation of the theory of individuation.
Key words: unconscious, neurosis, experience, personality, individuation, selfness.
Personality Development Stages
The article considers correlation between tasks characteristic to different personality development stages (age crises) according to E.Erickson, on the one hand, and functionality of functions of the Model A. Based on this comparison, socionic hypothesis of personality development is presented. The article elevates so-cionic approach from mere statement of presence of the personality type to the level of diagnostics and solu-tion of people's problems.
Key words: personality development, psychoanalysis, socionics, A-Model, age crises, individual features, productive function, accepting function.
Theoretical Analysis of the Typological Personality Descriptions
Theoretical description of the structure of personal traits from the standpoint of type and typology concepts is proposed. Comparison between the best known factor-based methodologies has shown that personality measurement methodologies use as a rule 15 ± 5 factors, whose orthogonalization results in 4 independent factors. Comparison between three clinical typologies allows finding 16 personality types. The same quantity of types exists in the most advanced theoretical typologies. Based on systematic analysis of sources, a hy-pothesis on existence of a uniform 16-element personality typology is proposed, which realizes the idea of mutual correlation and complementation of the typological and the factor-based approaches.
Key words: type, typology, factor descriptions of personality, socionics, psychology.
On Physiological Mechanism and Localization of Basic Jungian Functions
The article considers the most probable physiological substrate and physiological mechanisms of the Jungian dichotomies and basic Jungian functions in the cortex and subcortical sections of the brain. It is stated that intuition correlates with the left back down temple, left back and right forehead sections of the cortex, sensa-tion with the right back and left forehead sections, logic with the left frontal convectional cortex, ethic with the right front mediobasal cortex and several subcortical structures. The quoted experimental data contradict to the ideas of the opposition of extra/introversion between the 1st and the 2nd psychological function.
Key words: psychology, neuropsychology, personality psychology, physiology of higher neural activity, logic, ethic, sensation, intuition, extroversion, dichotomy.
On Different Nature of Links between Functions in the Model A
A concept of causal and non-causal links between informational metabolism functions of the Model A is proposed. Characteristic features of an elementary act of information processing involving 4 functions are considered.
Key words: socionics, personality psychology, psyche model, informational metabolism type, informational metabolism function.
The Relationship of Duality
Mechanism and dynamics of dual (complementary) relations are described. Specifics of interaction in a dual couple are considered.
Key words: socionics, dual relations, informational metabolism types, personality psychology.
Problems of Socionic Education
A Program of a Cycle of Lectures "Fundamentals of the Psyche Informational Metabolism Theory (Socionics)"
The program of a base cycle of lectures on basis of the mental information metabolism theory (socionics), developed in 1992-94 for the "Concepts and Programs for Socionic Education in Ukraine" is described. The fourteen-year experience of training under this program has proved its high efficiency and applied value.
Key words: socionics, training, program, base cycle, lectures, practical work.