Psychological Task: Life "Before" and "After"


Dr. Oleg Maltsev


War has settled in the city as a neighbor, necessitating a unique approach to addressing the challenges that arise in such circumstances. This scientific article delves into the central psychological challenge that individuals in Ukraine face in light of the significant events of February 2022, as they adapt to the changed city life. It presents a heuristic model of human skills block formation in the process of life and activity is introduced; the role of psychologism and the dynamics of changing realities on personal reconsideration of individual’s approaches and methods of life and activity safety is described. Three levels of adaptivity to situations that potentially might unfold in the city under military conditions these days are categorized by the concepts of individual’s adaptability and maladaptability. The primary objective of this research is to demonstrate how feelings of helplessness can serve as a powerful motivator, compelling individuals to acquire essential skills necessary for adaptation in specific conditions. Consequently, there is a growing urgency for individuals to gain proficiency in firearm usage, as the psychological challenges of our times force people to either seek refuge or embark on a journey of acquiring practical skills that enable them to live and effectively address challenges even in novel and transformed circumstances.



Author Biography

Dr. Oleg Maltsev, European Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Author, scientist, criminologist, psychologist, photographer, and investigative journalist. He is the head of the Memory Institute, named after Grigory Semenovich Popov, and the author of groundbreaking scholarly works in criminology, psychology, and philosophy. He is a presidium member and academic member at the European Academy of Sciences in Ukraine (EUASU). He has been engaged in scholarly work for nearly 30 years and has conducted field research with the Expeditionary Corps of the Memory Institute, for a decade. This comparative international research explores the reasons why different nations and rulers attained power throughout history, with an emphasis on culture, military and scientific technique, and mentality. His recent work in English language is Jean Baudrillard, Maestro: The Last Prophet of Europe co-authored together with Dr. Lucien-Samir Oulahbib.


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