Regulative Function of a Subject with Personal Helplessness: a Theoretical Model of Research
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Chelyabinsk State University, RUSSIA
Marina Klimova   

Department of Psychology, Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Online publication date: 2017-10-20
Publication date: 2017-10-20
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2017;12(Interdisciplinary Perspective on Sciences 7b):1491–1498
The research urgency is caused by the rapid changes and accelerating pace of life on the one hand, and a person’s ability to regulate their behavior, solve problems and overcome difficulties on the other. In this regard, this article is aimed at disclosure of the category of “regulation” in various scientific approaches of psychological science and psychological description of the phenomenon of helplessness, the ratio data of structural formations of the subject. A leading approach to the study of this problem is the subjective approach, allowing considering the control of behavior regulation of the subject that determines the possibility of using mental resources for solving vital problems and personal helplessness as a system of personal education together with a low level of subjectivity. The article presents the theoretical background, indicates a correlation between behavior control and personal helplessness as structures of the subject and personality were discovered in the course of the study. Personal helplessness is associated with the level of development of the construct of control of behavior and its individual characteristics. Personal helplessness is representing a systematic quality that unites the characteristics of the cognitive, motivational, emotional and volitional spheres of the individual, and it implements the characteristics of individual resources on the base of regulation of the subject’s behavior including behavioral control. The materials of the article are of practical value to the organization and conduct of empirical research of psychological features of the regulatory function in subjects with different types of personal helplessness.
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