The monograph deals with urgent problems of psychological research of innovations. The author considers innovation as a factor that largely determines the effectiveness of economic and organizational behavior. Studied are the stages, patterns, and environment of the innovation process. The description of domestic and foreign developments in the field of psychological science, as well as their practical application, is provided. The author also characterizes psychological determinants of successful innovation and the most promising areas of concern for further research.
This book is for students and teachers in the specialty “Psychology”, professionals in the field of innovation management, as well as anyone interested in issues of innovative thinking.
The book explores the three interrelated areas for unfolding competition in training and education: the competition of educational paradigms, aspiring for greater conformity and effectiveness in modern circumstances; competition of means of diagnostics of the evolutive effect of learning (exemplified in the competition of cognitive development tests); competition of parties to educational process. Special attention is paid to the challenge of predatory competition: deliberate opposition to competitor’s learning process, as well as the problem of Trojan learning (learning which conflicts with learners” interests). Different theoretical approaches to problems of competition and results of empirical studies are presented. Ethical issues and moral risks of competition in education are discussed, as well as the cognitive and evolutive aspects of competition.Addressed to psychologists, pedagogues, experts in conflicts and adjacent disciplines.