Međunarodna konferencija
- Psihologija u funkciji dobrobiti pojedinca i društva -


Irina O. Loginova, Irina O. Kononenko, Nina N. Vishnyakova
Professor V. F. Voino-Yasenetsky Krasnoyarsk State Medical University, Russia

The problem of ensuring psychological well-being is quite acute and is one of the priority tasks of various governments. Psychological well-being is a goal that everyone strives for throughout the whole life. And each stage of human life is filled with its own specific content. Due to this fact we considered it appropriate to make this a topic of discussion in a given bio-psycho-socio-spiritual continuum. Philosophical theories of well-being show the relationship between different dimensions of this phenomena and emphasize the need to take into account different contexts for the realization of well-being. This is a holistic approach that links psychological well-being with other dimensions of well-being, such as material well-being, physical health, life activity, and the ability to reflect and critically evaluate. Internal characteristics of psychological well-being are related to temperament, values, attitudes and include ways of emotional regulation (ways to express and manage emotions), behavioral regulation, resilience and coping skills, self-esteem and self-confidence, perseverance in learning. Interpersonal (or social) characteristics include the ability to identify other people's emotions, the ability to form and maintain relationships, and the development of social skills including empathy, trust, cooperation, and conflict resolution. Talking of spirituality we mean the highest level of creativity of a human being in relation to himself and his life. One of the versions of the practical implementation of the bio-socio-psycho-spiritual model of psychological support will be presented at the workshop. At the workshop, we will use the method of multimodal creative therapy (drawing, listening to music, guided visualization). Each participant of the master class will be able to find new dimensions and measures to assess what it means to be psychologically well-being, as well as some ways to achieve it in everyday routine life and during periods of life trials.

The terms of participation: registration is required, you should have A4 sheets of paper, colored (at least 12 colors) pencils.

psychological well-being; bio-psycho-socio-spiritual continuum; positive lifestyle; emotional comfort; fully functioning personality; internal picture of health

Participants may register for the workshop sending e-mail to: (not later than 24th September 2021 at 10 AM)

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Vladimir Džinović*, Sanja Grbić**, Dragan Vesić*
Institute for Educational Research, Serbia *
Institute for Educational Research & Department of psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia **

The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate the application of a new model of multiple self in the context of personal wellbeing. We will present the model of agonistic self-based on power relations between its components. We conceptualize the agonistic self as a strategic situation consisting of temporary, dynamic and context-shaped power relations between different voices. A new methodology is developed in order to explore the structure and dynamics of the agonistic self as well as to facilitate its change in various fields of psychological practice. The participants of the workshop will be introduced to the model of agonistic self through guided exploration of their own repertoires of voices and their relations. Firstly, the participants will be encouraged to elicit various thoughts and practices that they use as strategies for maintaining their wellbeing when faced with challenging circumstances. After that, they will be asked to envision these strategies as if they were voices to be named and ascribed short narratives to. Further, the participants’ repertoires of voices will be supplemented by the voices that they recognize as originating from significant others. Finally, the participants will describe the relationships between the elicited voices, in terms of their relative strength, cooperation, antagonism, etc. Insights gained from mapping the structure and dynamics of their agonistic selves will be further used in group discussion on strategies for improvement of their personal wellbeing. This will be facilitated by the questions such as: which of the voices need to be supported or silenced, which voices should appear in the strategic situation in order to reduce some important conflict etc. As a result, participants will reflect upon their self-regulation strategies regarding wellbeing. Also, they will gain basic skills in application of the agonistic self-methodology which will hopefully become a part of their professional toolkit.

Workshop length - 90 minutes
Number of participants - between 10 and 20
Registration of the participants is required

This research was funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (Contract No. 451-03-9/2021-14/200018).

Participants may register for the workshop sending e-mail to: (not later than 24th September 2021 at 10 AM)