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Psychology of Modernity as a Social Situation of Development: Challenges of Uncertainty, Complexity and Diversity

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2016. No. 233. P. 27-34.

The following article is an introduction to the project “The Psychology of Modernity: Challenges of Uncertainty, Complexity, and Diversity”. The article discusses motives behind the creation of this project and the construct of «Psychology of modernity». There are different features of modernity described; a special focus is on the mechanisms of generating uncertainty in development of open structures. A hypothesis is formulated about the evolutionary meaning of art and religion in the invention of modernity. The article recognizes the role of historical-evolutionary methodology of interdisciplinary cognition as an integrative program of psychology, which allows the latter to enter into constructive dialogue with a broad range of sciences of nature, society and humanity.