Postnonclassical Methodology in Clinical Psychology: Opportunities and Perspectives of Vygotsky-Luria School


The primary aim of this research is to show the high efficacy of the psychological syndrome analysis (Vygotsky-Luria School) for a variety of issues embraced by psychodiagnostics and psychotherapy. The syndrome approach applied in theoretical and practical fields of clinical psychology is highly efficient at the current state of science evolution. The principal method of this study was the psychological syndrome analysis. We examined 85 patients with hypertension (HTN) at work and 85 essential HTN patients. The results suggest that the psychosomatic syndrome has a multifactorial structure. That is, the structure of the psychosomatic syndrome in patients with HTN at work is determined by three factors. These are as follows: the motivational factor (characterized by the domination of the achievement motivation); the factor of emotion regulation disorder; and the factor of repression and denial of the significance of an alarming situation.

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Pervichko, E. and Zinchenko, Y. (2014) Postnonclassical Methodology in Clinical Psychology: Opportunities and Perspectives of Vygotsky-Luria School. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 90-95. doi: 10.4236/jss.2014.25018.

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