IKBFU's Vestnik

2011 Issue №11

A comparative analysis of the development of intercultural sensitivity in university students under the conditions of multicultural environment

Abstract

This article presents a study into intercultural sensitivity on the basis of a student sample. The author conducted a comparative analysis of the development of intercultural sensitivity in students of two faculties. Special attention is paid to the need to introduce the ethnocultural component into university training programmes.

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Concepts of social support: positive and negative effects of social relations in the context of subjective well-being of a human being

Abstract

This article describes the basic negative and positive effects of social relations of a person in the context of their subjective well-being on the basis of international publications, which have not been translated into Russian yet and are little known in the country. The authors present their own typology of positive and negative effects of social support in situations of normal and abnormal social functioning of an individual.

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Behaviour formation: practical application of behaviourism ideas

Abstract

This article focuses on the issues of practical application of social behaviourism ideas and presents the results of a training aimed at the
formation of effective behavioural patterns. The data obtained in the course of study require reconsideration of behaviourists’ ideas and an analysis of their application in educational process.

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