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What our word may evoke

What our word may evoke

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Recieved: 05/03/2022

Accepted: 06/07/2022

Published: 08/24/2022

Keywords: biography of a scientist; interpersonal relations; support; empathy; attitude to professional activity

p.: 126-130

DOI: 10.11621/npj.2022.0315

Available online: 24.08.2022

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Galina A. Zukerman. What our word may evoke. // National Psychological Journal 2022. 3. p.126-130. doi: 10.11621/npj.2022.0315

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Issue 3, 2022

Galina A. Zukerman Federal Scientific Center of Psychological and Multidisciplinary Research

Abstract

Background. The question of the relation between means and purposes of scientific work is rather more topical fr om the moral perspective than from the academic one. Both the successful study of child development as well as the elaboration of appropriate means to promote this development are possible without considering what our ‘word’ may evoke. 

Objective. The purpose of this biographical sketch on the professional life of the outstanding researcher and protector of childhood Elena Olegovna Smirnova is to reveal an organic compound of values, aims and means of work for a child psychologist. Elena Olegovna Smirnova managed not only to make a significant contribution to world psychological science, but also to make the world a better place, wh ere children are better protected. 

Results. In the context of interpersonal professional relations, the article considers the features of the activity and creativity of an outstanding researcher and protector of childhood, Professor Elena Olegovna Smirnova. She is a recognized expert in the field of children’s communication with adults and peers, the psychology of play and toys in Russia and all over the world. An innovative comprehensive programme for upbringing and development of young children was developed under her leadership. Elena Olegovna was gifted both in professional activity and in life. 

Conclusion. Being a classic in child psychology, she was profoundly involved in the problems of preschool education. E.O. Smirnova protected the value of child’s personality, initiative, independence, role-playing game — an activity leading the development of preschoolers — and persistently searched for ways to overcome the negative trends in education. Professor Smirnova also had an amazing ability to change the world for the better. The article is devoted to the biography of a child psychologist who is a true professional and knows how to carry the professional gift with a reverent love for children and faith in goodness.


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Galina A. Zukerman. What our word may evoke. // National Psychological Journal 2022. 3. p.126-130. doi: 10.11621/npj.2022.0315

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