Вестник Московского государственного областного университета. Серия: Психологические науки (2018-01-01)

AGE FEATURES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL FREEDOM OF THE INDIVIDUAL

  • Степанова Наталья Алексеевна

DOI
https://doi.org/10.18384/2310-7235-2018-4-74-91
Journal volume & issue
no. 4
pp. 74 – 91

Abstract

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Freedom, as a mental phenomenon, is considered in domestic and foreign studies mainly through the prism of the concept of self-determination, which reduces the essence of psychological freedom to reaching the state of a highly organized self-governing successful personality, ignoring its spiritual foundations and age-related features of development. As a result of empirical research aimed at studying the age-specific features of the development of psychological freedom of the individual, it is shown that the manifestations of psychological freedom undergo changes from adolescence to student age and depend on the prevailing type of freedom. Besides, it is stated that different types of psychological freedom have different leading components that determine its manifestations and consistency of structural components. It is shown that with age the differences between different types of psychological freedom are increasing due to the gradual development of different structural components of freedom, and only the inner form of freedom is characterized by uniformity, consistency of development of its components with a consistently high spirituality.