Martsinkovskaya T.D. Social space: theoretical and empirical analysis

Full text in Russian: Марцинковская Т.Д. Социальное пространство: теоретико-эмпирический анализ
Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia

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Interdisciplinary concepts of social space are considered, justification of social space as a complex multi-dimensional space-time construct is presented. It is shown that this construct includes external, properly social, properly personal and personal fields as well as objective and subjective parameters of time. The psychological essence of this construct is related to subjective attitude to its components which are expressed in social and personal emotional experiences, values and intentions of people. Some empirical data supporting existence of links between the borders of external and internal fields, as well as the dynamics of these borders and attitudes to the future, social and personal experiences and values are given.

Keywords: social space, time-space (chronotop), personal space, values, social and personal emotional experience


The study was supported by Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 13-06-00272, “Social and information space: interrelation and interdependence”.


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Received 10 July 2013. Date of publication: 25 August 2013.

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Martsinkovskaya Tatyana D. Ph.D., Professor, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, ul. Mokhovaya, 9, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Martsinkovskaya T.D. Social space: theoretical and empirical analysis. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 30, p. 13. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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