• Asat G. Abdullin South Ural State Humanitarian and Pedagogical University
  • Valery V. Likholetov South Ural State University (National Research University)
Keywords: corruption, human personality, psychological and moral violence, ideals of freedom, dignity and justice, psychological self-defense of a person


The research focuses on such an area of psychological problems as the psychology of corruption. The purpose of the work is to carry out a primary analysis of corruption as a specific form of psychological and moral violence and to consider its individual and socio-psychological aspects. The biological and psychological, social and cultural aspects of violence are discussed. The authors analyze the problems of corruption as a specific form of psychological and moral violence against a person; consider its individual and socio-psychological aspects. Within the framework of the historical and cultural evolution of the Russian mentality, one can trace how the basic ideals of a human – freedom, honor, and dignity – were institutionally recognized in Russia. The authors analyze the impact of domestic corruption at various levels as a form of psychological and moral violence against representatives of all age and professional business groups of the Russian society: from children and adolescents to retired people, from innovators to entrepreneurs. The spectrum of moral and psychological injuries caused by corruption in the socio-economic life of the country is revealed. Many ways of psychological self-defense of a person are considered, including widely accepted means of folklore, humor and social networks. The psychotherapeutic effect of the latter is being actively studied today by representatives of psychological and medical science. In the course of the analysis of the basic terms of the researched area, a proposal was made about the possibility of starting on their basis a set of promising scientific projects in the field of psychology.

Author Biographies

Asat G. Abdullin, South Ural State Humanitarian and Pedagogical University

Doctor of Sciences (Psychology), Professor, professor of Chair of Theoretical and Applied Psychology

Valery V. Likholetov, South Ural State University (National Research University)

Doctor of Sciences (Pedagogy), PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, professor of Chair “Economic Security”


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