Pralogicity of the psychologist’s thinking in the context of deep-correctional cognition


  • Tamara Yatsenko doctor of psychological sciences, professor, Academician of the National academy of the pedagogical sciences of Ukraine, The head of the chair of psychology, depth correction and rehabilitation at the Bohdan Khmelnytsky national university of Cherkasy, member of the editorial board and permanent author of the “Psychology and Society” journal, Cherkasy. ORCID: 0000-0002-1996-66IX
  • Lyubov Galushko candidate of Psychological Sciences, associate professor, associate professor of the Department of Practical Psychology of the Central Ukrainian State Pedagogical University named after Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Kropyvnytskyi. ORCID: 0000-0001-6323-5307
  • Iryna Ievtushenko candidate of Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology, Institute of Personnel Training of the State Employment Service of Ukraine, Kyiv. ORCID: 0000-0001-5145-7332
  • Svitlana Manzhara post-graduate student, the Department of psychology, depth correction and rehabilitation at the Bohdan Khmelnytsky national university of Cherkasy, Cherkasy. ORCID: 0000-0003-1003-0900



active social-psychological cognition (ASPC), archaisms, in-depth cognition, dualism


The problem of in-depth correctional cognition of the psyche is its pralogical essence is analyzed in the context of a comprehensive, holistic approach to understanding of the psyche. The article for the first time raises the issue of the role of the pralogical essence of the subject’s thinking that influences the organization of ASPC groups. The attention is focused on the fundamental principles of the functioning of ASPC group that set the prerequisites of conflict-free relations that catalyze detection of the pralogical parameters of the psyche. The latter is stipulated by both visualized self-presentation of the ASPC participants and dialogue interaction of a psychologist with a respondent. The works states the possibility of unseen combination of logical thinking with pralogical one. The study presents the characteristics of the pralogical thinking in their neutrality to the controversies, justifies the pralogical nature of the implicit order, etc. The problems of in-depth cognition and ways of overcoming them are dscribed, particularly those associated with pralogical thinking and archaic predeterminancy of the “implicit order” of the psyche, the contradictory nature of its components, which preserves the subordination to the law “involvement”, discovered by L. Levy-Bruhl. The article reveals the prerequisites for the effectiveness of the ASPC diagnostic and corrective process, subject to the law – “positive disintegration of the psyche and secondary integration at a higher level of its development”. The work asserts that the main problems of the in-depth cognition of the psyche envisage taking into account the motivational potential of archaisms, including non-experience entities in their integration with the individualized characteristics of the subject. The peculiarities of introduction of auxiliary (subjectified) means into the in-depth cognition process that enhances its objectivity are disclosed. Besides, the article describes the problem of the psyche dualism that is inherent not only to the functioning of the conscious and the unconscious spheres, but also to a corresponding latent arrangement of the visualized manifestations of the psyche that reflects the “Model of the psyche internal dynamics”, including the “Yin and Yang” symbol.


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How to Cite

Yatsenko, Tamara, et al. “Pralogicity of the psychologist’s Thinking in the Context of Deep-Correctional Cognition”. Psyhology & Society, no. 4, Jan. 2021, pp. 54-69,