The article is focused on the problem of correlation of self-determination and identity. Modern models of self-determination and identity, their structure, kinds and classifications are described in detail. The author's model of identity dynamics on the basis of such mechanisms as identification, interoirizations and self-determination is offered.
This paper presents a socio-psychological approach to the concept of «social capital». The author presents results of a conducted a socio-psychological study of social capital on the group of 903 people. The analysis of social capital of the Russians in the current time is presented. We consider the relationship of social capital with socio-economic and socio-political attitudes and representations of the Russians.
The article analyses and defines the range of some significant factors motivating first-year students at National Research University Higher School of Economics majoring in «World Economy» and «International Affairs» to study and acquire English effectively.