Образы стран – западных соседей России в сознании российской молодежи (на примере групповых образов учащихся Лицея №1553 им. Вернадского)
The comparative analyses of the group mental imagery characteristics and impact factors is the main focus of the article.
I discuss the ontological nature and heuristic value of psychedelic experience. I argue that psychedelic phenomena may manifest the activity of certain mental formations and brain mechanisms that otherwise remain hidden. Thus, psychedelic phenomena can be heuristic tools and intriguing objects of the scientific study. I consider two types of psychedelic phenomena in particular. The first is the moral cleansing that may accompany a psychedelic trip. The second is the appearance of visual and auditory hallucinations. I establish a unified explanatory ground for the phenomena that are commonly viewed as distinct in their genesis. I explain both types of phenomena as products of the amplified imaginative ability of the brain under a substance’s influence. I suggest that the activation of imagination causes an increased empathy and thus accentuates moral feelings. I propose the hypothesis that hallucinations are mental objects of a quantum nature. I argue that no ontologically separate reality stands behind psychedelic visions.
This project focuses on the main aspects of Russia-Belarus social communications having to do with the immediately-neighboring zones: the zones of trans-border municipal districts. It focuses on social-cultural communications because it is not possible to touch on all aspects of the communication process in one article, therefore this project places the accent on one of these aspects. In particular, the author draws the conclusion that over the past few years, an effect of spatial compression of trans- border social communication has been observed in the Russia-Belarus trans-border zones. The intersection of these borders on both sides has localized in several large channels that run alongside main automobile or railroad lines. The trans-border territory divides into two types of areas: contact and border-zone barriers.
The volume comprises research articles prepared on basis of presentations for two conference held in Narva College of the University of Tartu in 2012. The large scope of articles attracts wider audience interested in border and English studies. The first part (Crossing Borders: Dialogue of Languages and Cultures) consists of articles which are united under three topics: History of Evolvement of Border Regions; Identity Issues of the Population of Border Regions; and Multicultural Education and Practices of Educational Institutions of Border Regions . The second part (Teaching English and Teaching in English) includes articles which discuss problems and issues of content and language integrated learning, teacher education in the multilingual world and English language teaching and learning. This structure allows to reach a wider scientific audience to acquaint it with good practices and interdisciplinary research on border issues in various areas from the historical, cultural, educational and linguistic perspectives.
This paper is a result of a study “Cross-border cooperation in regions of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine” which was carried out by the Eurasian Development Bank. The authors described the economic situation in the borderland of three countries at present and functional relations between border regions, assess the potential of cross-border cooperation, its institutions and the state today. Econometric methods are applied to an evaluation of the relation between mutual trade and economic growth in the condition of border’s different barrier role. Measures aimed to a better use of the economic, social and resource potential of border regions and to the increase of their role in the processes of integration are recommended
The article contains a one-year forecast for developing of Russian cross-border cooperation policy and practice. The author shares her expectations about the inter-regional relations in Russian-European and Russian-Post-Soviet directions. Such an important idea as a definition of the fundamental reason for current speed and quality of cross-border cooperation in Russia is advanced for the discussion of scientific community.
The contemprorary geopolitical and geoeconomic stuation creates new opportunities for the cross-border cooperation in Eurasia as well as the new risks/
The results of cross-cultural research of implicit theories of innovativeness among students and teachers, representatives of three ethnocultural groups: Russians, the people of the North Caucasus (Chechens and Ingushs) and Tuvinians (N=804) are presented. Intergroup differences in implicit theories of innovativeness are revealed: the ‘individual’ theories of innovativeness prevail among Russians and among the students, the ‘social’ theories of innovativeness are more expressed among respondents from the North Caucasus, Tuva and among the teachers. Using the structural equations modeling the universal model of values impact on implicit theories of innovativeness and attitudes towards innovations is constructed. Values of the Openness to changes and individual theories of innovativeness promote the positive relation to innovations. Results of research have shown that implicit theories of innovativeness differ in different cultures, and values make different impact on the attitudes towards innovations and innovative experience in different cultures.