Mikhail Sergeevich Yanitsky is Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Dean of Social and Psychological Faculty, Head of the Department of Social Psychology and Psychological and Social Technologies at Kemerovo State University.
Alla Georgievna Portnova is Candidate of Science (Psychology), Associate Professor of Department of General Psychology and Psychological Development at Kemerovo State University.
Alexandr Mikhailovich Bogomolov is Candidate of Science (Psychology), Associate Professor of Department of General Psychology and Psychological Development at Kemerovo State University.
This article provides an overview of the directions of the scientific research undertaken by psychologists, research fellows at Kemerovo State University, in the context of the state-of-the-art methodologies for the psychological study of personality development.
The authors have attempted to implement adaptive approach to the description of the determinants of personal development at the post-non-classical stage of development of psychology.
Resorting to the adaptation paradigm in terms of predicting patterns of personal development provides a wide range of various prognostic criteria and complex indicators such as capacities and resources, system structure of the subject of adaptation, cross-linking, adaptive and personal maturity, axiological and semantic regulation of behavior, plurality of adaptive behavioral effects, and diversity of individual adaptation factors.
Key words: methodology of psychology, post-non-classical psychology, adaptive paradigm, resources, adaptive capacity, development, personality, axiological and semantic sphere, personal maturity, prognosis of personality development.
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