Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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Prikhidko A.I. Downshifting as social-psychologic phenomenon

Full text in Russian: Прихидько А.И. Дауншифтинг как социально-психологический феномен
L.S.Vygotsky Psychology Institute, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia

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This paper looks at the problem of downshifting in modern society. We cite the data of the contemporary foreign findings and analyze some candidate actions in social-psychologic research of downshifting.

Keywords: downshifting, social psychology


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 08-06-00252а.

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Date of publication: 14 October 2008.

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Prikhidko Alena I. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Social Psychology, L.S.Vygotsky Psychology Institute, Russian State University for the Humanities, Miusskaya Sq., 6, str. 7, 125993 Moscow, Russia.
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Prikhidko A.I. Downshifting as social-psychologic phenomenon. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2008, No. 1(1), p. 8. (in Russian, abstr. in English)

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