Personality Disturbances in the Mentally Ill and Relevant Research Techniques

  • B. V. Zeigarnik
Part of the Monographs in Psychology book series (MOPSY)


Analysis of any manifestation of mental disorder requires taking into account the personality peculiarities of the patient. This approach is dictated by the fundamental principles of contemporary materialist psychology. In “Being and Consciousness,” S. L. Rubinshtein stated on page 308 that “in the explanation of any mental phenomena personality is involved as an aggregate of internal conditions which are bound together and through which all external influences are reflected.”


Personality Change Personality Disposition Tension System Successful Problem Personality Formation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. V. Zeigarnik
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  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowUSSR

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