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Conflict Resolution Strategies and Types of Locus of Control as Determinants of Being Ready for Geo-Economic Changes
Konfisakhor Aleksandr Grigor'evich

PhD in Psychology

associate professor of the Department of Political Psychology at St. Petersburg State University

199034, Russia, Saint Petersburg, g. Saint Petersburg, nab. Makarova, 6

Alekseevskaya Valeriya Viktorovna

Master of Psychology at St. Petersburg State University

192212, Russia, Sankt-Peterburg, g. Saint Petersburg, nab. Makarova, 6



The world is rapidly changing. Global factors start to play a very important role in economy and policy of individual states. The situation being what it is, Russia's economy start to adopt planned production, state corporations begin to define the national security strategy, and the government keeps the course for import substitution. The consequence of these changes will be changes in inter-state relations including interpersonal relations. This causes the rationale of the analysis of being psychologically ready for geo-economic changes. The subject of the research is the Locus of Control and conflict resolution strategies of an individual as an actor of activity. The purpose of the research is to deine preferred conflict resolution strategies and types of Locus of Control that determine being psychologically ready for geo-economic changes. Psychological readiness for geo-economic changes have been tested by the following testing methods: 1. Subjective Control Inventory offewred by E. Bazhin, E. Golynkina and L. Etkind; 2. K. Thomas' Conflict Behavior Inventory adapted by N. Grishina. Based on the hypothesis made in the course of the research, individuals with external Locus of Control who prefer cooperation or adaptation as conflict resolution strategies are most likely to be successfully adaptable to the government and economy decentralization. The results of the research also demonstrate that there were only 4 % of such people in the group of respondents. Consequently, the authors assume that the population is not quite ready for a successful life and work in new geo-economic conditions. 

Keywords: political psychology, psychological readiness, geo-economic changes, strategy of behavior, conflict, Locus of Control, globalization, economic psychology, geo-economics, geopolitics



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