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Роль эмпатиив профессиональной деятельности психологов
Role of empathy in psychologists’ work

Author(s): Tatjana Nikolaevna Lazorenko, Anton Mihajlovich Anan'ev
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: State Pedagogical University „Ion Creanga” from Chisinau
Keywords: empathy; empathic capacity; empathic response; professional activities;

Summary/Abstract: The role of empathy in future psychologists’ work has been investigated in the paper on the basis of theoretical research. This issue involves studying psychological characteristics of empathy in the context of various approaches. Professional becoming of future psychologists requires development of practical aspects of the formation of empathy, as long as the latter is of great importance for personality’s communicative competence acquisition. The process of the development of empathy is determined by students-psychologists’ involvement into active socio-psychological studying, which makes it possible to mobilise corresponding psychological mechanisms (socio-psychological training, role-playing games, discussions, simulated situations, etc.). Due to increased role of empathy in psychologists’ work, there are prospects for studying and development of future professionals’ emphatic qualities.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 46(1)
  • Page Range: 87-96
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Russian