Habitus as a subject matrix of a social game


  • Oleh Khairulin candidate of psychological sciences, docent of the Humanities Institute of National University of Defense of Ukraine named after Ivan Chernyakhovskyi, permanent author of the “Psychology and Society” journal, major-general of the reserve, Kyiv. oleg_hairulin@ukr.net ORCID: 0000-0001-7042-7948 http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7042-7948




human, information society, postmodern, existence, uncertainty, interaction, game, subject of life activity, habitus, social role, role model


The vital functions of modern human take place in the conditions of postmodern influence of informative society. On a gamification background of social processes, to availability of the impressions of various orientation and highly emotional force, wide variantness of social reference-points a brindle and obtrusive repetition of influences become the main signs of such influence. It results in supersaturating of cultural space different social models, roles and standards. Also actualize probability of human ecological destabilization, imposing artificial role models, human motive to the inheritance of erroneous social standards. A loss can become the result of it by the human of identity, development of depersonalization, panopticonization of social practices, distortion of democratic public principles. At the same time of practice, which are based on the role models of co-operative vital functions, show the public benefit and stipulate human existential success. Such success is determined by quality of mastering and translation by the subject of the role models purchased during life – standards of interaction, which have game genesis, game organization and maintenance. In the conditions of social game a habitus is formed and develops is fundamental mental individual education which comes forward as a 1) universal, matrix, general psychodynamic structure of subject, 2) psychological basis of individual, productive investigation of socialization, interiorization of social roles, referential role models, 3) subject matrix of social game as a public dynamics and vital co-operation 4) model which does possible the analysis of the internal world of individual, human activity and behavior, 5) main attributive systems genesis component of personality and social dynamics of human. A habitus of subject from a moment his birth constantly is in the center of general architecture and activity of the functional system of human. During subjects life a habitus is a primary and central integral systems genesis component, universal acceptor of action of human. A habitus in all situations is perfected and strengthens the programmatic influence and participation. The genesis and development of the habitus takes place in accordance with the fundamental structure and cycle of the game Situation/Role-game motivation/Role-game action/Post-reflection – a matrix suitable for ontogenetic branching in all existential situations of a person. The general psychological meaning and significance of habitus is that this concept is able to become a dynamic center, the center that sets the direction and rhythm of the subject’apos;s life, manages his socialization and development.


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How to Cite

Khairulin, Oleh. “Habitus As a Subject Matrix of a Social Game”. Psyhology & Society, no. 1, Mar. 2023, pp. 79-101, https://doi.org/10.35774/pis2023.01.079.