THE ROLE OF IRRATIONAL MINDSETS IN SELF-REGULATION OF BEHAVIORJournal: Pedagogy & Psychology. Theory and practice (Vol.1, No. 16)
Publication Date: 2018-04-09
Authors : Shishkanova M.V. Panteleyev A.F.;
Page : 68-71
Keywords : irrational mindsets; superstitions; cognitive processes; stress; self-regulation.;
The work is devoted to the study of the problem of irrational self-regulation of behavior as an effective side of superstitions prevailing in society. We proceed from the assumption that the superstitious representations preferred by the subject serve as the reference basis for the regulation of behavior. The theoretical backgrounds of the research are works of D.N. Uznadze, A.G. Asmolov, A. Ellis, and others. The individual can rationally control emotional reactions and behavior, but in a situation of uncertainty, he is forced to rely on faith (superstition), which is the basis of irrational self-regulation of behavior. The sphere of irrational concrete subject is specific, however, the social interaction leads to the levelling of individual differences. As a result of an empirical research, the most often observed signs and superstitions, which have the regulating value in behavior of the subject, are revealed, the uncertainty of the situation serves as a predictor of strengthening the regulatory role of irrational mindsets.
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