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Krivtsova S.V. Challenges of uncertainty and the formation of the individual inner strength in the process of ontogenesis (existential-analytical approach)

Full text in Russian: Кривцова С.В. Вызовы неопределенности и становление внутренней прочности личности в процессе онтогенеза (экзистенциально-аналитический подход)
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The concept of inner strength / certainty is introduced as a condition for accepting the challenges of external uncertainty. The structure of the inner strength is considered from the A.Leangle’s point of view and in context of his existential-analytical concept of four fundamental motivations. Description of the forming of inner certainty in ontogenesis is given. For this purpose the concept of the self is introduced and conditions for strengthening the internal pole of personality and formation of attitudes towards the world (fundamental trust) are considered. It is regarded as an existential theme of the first seven years of life. Attitudes towards life (fundamental value) are the theme of the second seven-year period. Attitudes towards one's own self (self–value) and unlikeness in a meeting with others are topics of the third seven-year age period. In conclusion, the characteristics of Meeting of an adult with a child as the most important condition for strengthening the internal pole of personality and the formation of internal strength, stability at the face of uncertainty are analyzed.

Keywords: inner strength, self, key experience, self-development in ontogenesis, fundamental existential motivations, existential analysis, internal pole of personality, external pole of personality, basic age existential themes, advanced age existential themes



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Received 15 January 2015. Date of publication: 30 April 2015.

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Krivtsova Svetlana V. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Krivtsova S.V. Challenges of uncertainty and the formation of the individual inner strength in the process of ontogenesis (existential-analytical approach). Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2015, Vol. 8, No. 40, p. 8. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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