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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Psychology" / 2015 № 2.


N.V. Lebedeva

SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ADULT LEARNING. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2015, no. 2.

UDC Index: 159.9.075

Date of publication: 30.06.2015

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The article deals with topical issues of social-psychological characteristics of adults during the period of study. The author reveals the concept of an adult from the standpoint of domestic and foreign psychologists. The article presents the characteristics and components of a person’s social maturity as a necessary condition for adults’ learning activity being successful. According to the results of a questioning preformed among the students of the Institute of Retraining and Advanced Training of Managerial Personnel and Specialists of the system of social protection of population of the city of Moscow the author comes to the conclusion that there is a socially desirable type of students’ personality contributing to the success of adults’ learning activity.

Key words

maturity, training, socially desirable personality type, social maturity, cognitive needs, motivation for learning activity

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