The book of professor Starovoytenko generalizes the long-term work of author which dedicated to implementation of innovative scientific and educational project of Personology as the "science of synthesis". Perspective format of personality psychology which consists of hermeneutics of “culture texts”, fundamental theory, counseling practices and models of personal self-consciousness is grounded. Relying on tradition of constructing personology in the world science the author emphasizes the importance of development such its directions as culture personology, personology of life and personology of “I”. All the three directions suppose studies which distinguish by originality of research models, methods, theoretical and practical results. Author realized the system of these studies with support of great scientists in National Research University Higher School of Economics. This system of studies is a content of the book. The studies was conducted in the context of cultural genesis of cognition of personality, with applying of qualitative methods, by the way of synthesis of actual fundamental ideas about personality and accompanied by development of new interpretative and reflective models of personality. The text of the book demonstrates not only the presentation of research approach of author but representation of new ways of scientific understanding of “personality” and new ways of self-awareness and reflection of live for the reader. By that way this text is theoretical-methodological, operational and developing. The specific of the book is in educational orientation which impressed in the structure of the text, the style of knowledge transmission and educational character of contained reflexive models. The book created as a part of teaching software for psychological bachelors and masters programs in research universities of Russia, in particular for masters program “Consultative psychology. Personology” in National Research University Higher School of Economics. Also the book is aimed at development of new forms of interpersonal dialogues in science, education, coach and counseling work, in close communication. It contains the practices of strengthening of personal I in social relationships and professional activity. Its leitmotiv is development of contemporary culture as a culture of personality in which the new personology plays the major role.
The book can be recommended to professional psychologists, philosophers and to all who are interested in problems of personality psychology.
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