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Grigorieva N. G. , Dryutskaya S. M. , Tyurina Y. A.

        Nadezhda Georgievna Grigorieva is Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor, and Vice-Rector for Educational Affairs at Far Eastern State Transportation University (Khabarovsk).

E-mail: pvr@festu.khv.ru

        Svetlana Mikhailovna Dryutskaya is Candidate of Science (Biology), Associate Professor of the Chemistry Department at Far Eastern State Medical University (Khabarovsk).

E-mail: pvr@festu.khv.ru

        Yulia Alexandrovna Tyurina is Doctor of Sociology, Professor of Sociology and Social Work Department, Director of the Institute of Economics at Far Eastern State Transportation University (Khabarovsk).

E-mail: jultur2005@yandex.ru


The article discusses the features of manifestation of resentment in the behavior of maladaptive personality. For many contemporary young people the processes of social adaptation pose challenges and are psychologically painful. This results not only from the devaluation of values of modern society, but also from the ultimate complexity of the social situations which are constantly emerging, as well as their diversity and mobility.

Young people, while still in the process of forming their own adaptation resources, are not always capable of making full use of their personal potential in order to obtain optimal results in the process of social adjustment. In addition, social adaptation is a complex, multi-level, multi-functional process that young people may face at any time of their life, the one that involves fear of the unknown, risk and responsibility. Emotional and moral weakness of the young people can control them, leading to domination of disadaptative processes, i.e. outbreaks of the so-called "spiritual dynamite" ? resentment.

Ideas and conceptions of the philosopher M. Scheler as regards forms, types, patterns of symptom manifestation of resentment are relevant for modern society, which often experiences attacks of the irrational evil, aggression, revenge, anger and other destructive phenomena. Therefore it is important to be able to distinguish various forms of resentment manifest in the maladaptive behavior of the youth in order to predict the direction of their antisocial acts and thus perform the selection of effective technologies which may facilitate the process of rehabilitation and re-adaptation.

        Key words: resentment, personal maladjustment, social adaptation, re-adaptation, morality, affect, value, selfishness, existence, functional organ.


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