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Коroleva N.I., Vospitannik I.V., Kharitonova T.S. Role of art therapeutic methods in positioning the personal self-concept

DOI: 10.34835/issn.2308-1961.2021.1.p449-459
Role of art therapeutic methods in positioning the personal self-concept
Natalia Ivanovna Коroleva, the candidate of pedagogical sciences, senior lecturer, Irina Vladimirovna Vospitannik, the candidate of psychological sciences, Tatyana Sergeevna Kharitonova, the senior teacher, St. Petersburg State University of Economics

This article reveals the content of the concept "I-concept" of personality. Self-concept is a complex formation that includes a self-image (a set of certain qualities and characteristics) and one's own attitude to these qualities (self-esteem). According to K. Rogers, the structure of the self-concept includes the real self (how a person sees himself on the basis of the objective characteristics of his life activity), the ideal self (how he would like to see himself) and the mirror self (how others see him). The relative consistency of these three components allows a person to be quite assertive. Therefore, the most important psychological and pedagogical task is the positive self-concept of personality. For this purpose, art therapy techniques are used, which we applied in the process of mastering psychological disciplines by students and obtained results. The scientific novelty of the investigated problematics lies in the attempt to analyze the leading theoretical approaches to the concept of “I-concept” and ways of working with the image-I of a person in the context of art therapy. The practical significance of this study can be traced in the development and implementation of the idea of art therapy training in a student group - it is built in accordance with the mechanisms of self-concept positivity that we have chosen. The data we have obtained serve as material for further research in the field of personality psychology, as well as the positive life of the individual with the help of art therapy (and directly the Jungian approach of the art therapy approach).
Keywords: self-concept, image-self, ways of positing self-concept, art-therapeutic methods, isotherapy, socio-psychological training aimed at positing the self-concept of personality.

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Article arrived in edition 24.01.2021