Student-Psychologists' and Conflictologists' Formation of Scientific Research Competence in the Process of Learning at the University

Student-Psychologists' and Conflictologists' Formation of Scientific Research Competence in the Process of Learning at the University

Elena Semionova (Russian State Social University – Minsk, Belarus), Alena Samal (Russian State Social University – Minsk, Belarus), Natalia Smirnova (The State Educational Institution “Academy of Postgraduate Education”, Belarus), Maryna Boika (Russian State Social University – Minsk, Belarus) and Maryia Chaikovskaya (Russian State Social University – Minsk, Belarus)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3485-3.ch013

Abstract

The current stage of society's development is a constant demand of future professionals in the field of psychology and conflictology of research skills in the relevant field. Psychologists and conflictologists, as practitioners, should be able to analyze the situation with which they are accessed by clients, to identify the reasons that led to this situation, to predict various variants of the development of the event under certain conditions and methods of correction, direct or indirect impact. Psychologist and conflictologist must also own the methodology of the research, know the main stages of the research, be able to plan, organize and carry out research in the social sphere, describe and visualize its results, without forgetting the ethics of the research. In this chapter is analyzed the structure students-psychologists' and conflictologists' scientific research competence, the content of its main component is described.
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Background

In analyzing the development history of the competence approach, it should be noted that there are differences in the understanding by different authors of the process and the result of education, and the complexity and multidimensionality of the interpretation of the concept of competence. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first mention of the term “competence” refers to year 1605. The notion of “competence” became more widespread in everyday life and literature at the beginning of the twentieth century. In the “Complete Dictionary of Foreign Words, Usually Used in the Russian Language” of 1907 year, competence is referred to as…” sufficient awareness to deal with matters in a known area and to make a substantial judgments about a certain range of phenomena” (Popov, 1907). In the Dictionary of Foreign Words, published in 1933, competence is understood as the terms of reference of the institution or person.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Scientific Research Competence of a Psychologist and Conflictologist: The ability and readiness of graduates to organize and conduct scientific research in the social sphere, in the field of social interaction and the relationship between different groups and individuals.

Competence: 1) a functional characteristic of a specialist, reflecting its correspondence to the circle of duties and authorities, the formation of skills and skills for performing an activity, 2) the ability of a specialist to perform successfully tasks of a different nature in a given field based on available knowledge, skills, skills and experience.

Scientific Research Competence: A set of knowledge and skills necessary to carry out research activities.

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