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Grishina N.V. Situational approach and its empirical applications

Full text in Russian: Гришина Н.В. Ситуационный подход и его эмпирические приложения
Saint-Petersburg State University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

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Ideas and development stages of situational approach are discussed. Applicability of situational approach in modern psychology is substantiated. Basic concepts of situational approach are specified. Examples of empirical studies where situational approach is applied to analysis of life scenarios are presented: (1) the identification of critical points in life scenario of people experiencing life crisis, (2) the admission to college located in another town as a change in life situation. The possibilities of situational approach use in practice associated with the modification of the situations are indicated.

Keywords: situational approach, stages of development, analysis of life scenarios, modification of situations


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Received 1 June 2011. Date of publication: 19 August 2012.

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Grishina Nataliya V. Ph.D., Professor, Faculty of Psychology, St. Petersburg State University, nab. Makarova, 6, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Grishina N.V. Situational approach and its empirical applications. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 24, p. 2. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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