The results of the empirical study of the life and family values of spouses in monocultural, interethnic and inter-confessional are presented. It is revealed that different religions of spouses create additional difficulties for interaction in a pair, which are connected not so much with life values, but mostly - with family attitudes. The existence of a common religion in the interethnic couple contributes to greater satisfaction with marriage and greater coherence of the spouses' perceptions about their relationship.
The article describes the different ways for supervision in a systems approach. It describes the goals and objectives of system supervision, its distinctive features. Methodical principles of systemic supervision are given. The diagnostic role of the isomorphism of the systems is analysed. What affects perceptive and conceptual capabilities of the supervisee. The article provides examples of different cases of supervision.
Based on the data obtained from the survey (n=733) among students, conducted among first-year students of the faculty of psychology of Moscow State University and among the clients of the veterinary surgeon in 2008-2012, we have analyzed the dependence of the frequency of occurrence of pets, which respondents considered “family member”, on the age of child/children in the family at the time of their purchase. Our findings may indicate a nonrandom occurrence of pets in families. The decision to purchase a pet, apparently, occurs at moments of acute anxiety in the family associated with the normative crises of passage stages of the life cycle: the separation of children (school age and the notorious “teenage” crisis). Pets, due to the nature of their communication (emotional) relationships with people, can stabilize the family system in times of crises. Key words: pet, systemic approach, triangulation, family psychology, family normative crises, animal-children relationships.