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Person and Shadow as Aspects of Gender Identity

Student: Anastasiya Kuzniatsova

Supervisor: Alexander B. Orlov

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Counselling Psychology. Personality Studies (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2017

Temp and dynamic of social changing, multiculturalism and polycentrism of modern world pose the problem of human identity and self-determination. Today identity is variational and flexible construct. It is never finishing, but changing and evolving. This work is devoted to the study of gender identity. Experience and positive regard of gender identity is a support and a guide in the path to the essence and authenticity, to self-actualization and fully functioning. For these reasons this work is devoted to the study of the personal and shadow aspects of gender identity. The work presents a model of gender identity, including personal and shadow aspects, an empirical study of its structural element. The developed model of gender identity can serve as a basis for more accurate and subtle psychological work, not only with gender identity, but also on the way of integrating the shadow sides of the personality as a whole.

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