Personality Hardiness as a Factor Determining the Interaction of a Person with the Environment (Psychological and Ecological Aspects)

Olga I. Efimova, Aleksandr V. Grinenko, Natalia V. Kalinina, Dmitriy V. Miroshkin, Yuliya V. Bazhdanova, Aleksey A. Oshchepkov, Svetlana A. Ivleva

Ekoloji, 2019, Issue 107, Pages: 563-569, Article No: e107063


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Modern civilization is characterized by rapid changes, making increased demands on the person in terms of his adaptation to the surrounding society. Therefore, the subject of the theoretical analysis presented in this article was such concepts as resilience and hardiness, which are close in meaning and characterize a person’s potential in coping with difficult life situations. In the article the authors substantiate the importance of studying the psychological aspects of the interdisciplinary problem of the person’s interaction with the environment. Interest in this problem is explained, among other things, by the aggravation of the global environmental problems of mankind, the need for psychological support to realize the concept of “sustainable development”. The research areas in Western psychology are analyzed, united by a common scientific problem. They have some intersection areas in the subject and methodology: environmental psychology, eco-psychology, psychology of interaction with the environment and psychology of sustainable development. The authors consider the polysemy of the concept “ecology”, which is widely used in current psychological discourse. It is asserted that the correlation of the context of foreign and Russian research will contribute to a more active involvement of psychologists in solving real problems of a person’s interaction with the environment.


eco-psychology, hardiness, resilience, psychology of sustainable development, adaptation resources


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