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Gandhi’s nonviolent personality: Mechanisms of opposites integration

V.A. Sitarov, V.G. Maralov
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UDC 159.92+316.6


Vyacheslav A. Sitarov, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor of the Department of Pedagogy, Moscow City Pedagogical University, e-mail:

Vladimir G. Maralov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of Psychology, Cherepovets State University, e-mail:


The article views the problem of researching the “Gandhian” (nonviolent) personality in modern psychology. Based on M. Gandhis psychological construct analysis —“satyagraha”, “ahimsa” and “tapasya”— the article presents a review of works related to the study of the psychological characteristics of a nonviolent person. The main mechanism of functioning of a nonviolent personality is revealed and described — the ability to opposites integration, generated by contradictions that arise in the processes of human interaction with himself, other people, nature, and the whole world.

Keywords: nonviolence, nonviolent personality, nonviolent attitude, mechanisms of opposites integration.




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