Психология стресса и совладающего поведения: ресурсы, здоровье, развитие : материалы IV Международной научой конференции. Кострома, 22–24 сент. 2016
The paper reﬂ ects on the concept of self-possession and its historical development in psychology. It regards self-possession as a «well-forgotten old» concept based on three well-known facts: ﬁ rst, that selfpossession constitutes a «middle ground» between many psychological phenomena, second, self-possession emerges as a tool for and purpose within the personal development of children and adults, and last, selfpossession has evident psychotherapeutic potential.
The reviewing of coping as complicated setting notion including several levels is offered. Discussing relations between coping and psychological defenses the hypothesis about conscious and unconscious levels of coping is advanced. The necessity of investigation coping’ conscious and unconscious levels using relevant methods is emphasized.