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From: Dot Robbins <drobbins72000 who-is-at yahoo.com>
Date: Sat Jun 14 2008 - 18:15:38 PDT

Dear Haydi and everyone!
Sorry I could not find the Sokolova article you wanted, but I am hoping someone will scan the article by her I mentioned (I am in the process of moving, everything is packed).
Attached is the introduction to JREEP by Sokolova in English.
Regarding Dmitry Leontiev, he is a member of the International Society fo Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy (http://www.existentialpsychology.org). He is on the editorial board of their journal, and he coordinated a conference in Moscow a few years ago. During the summer of 2006, Dimitry gave a powerpoint in Finland (http://www.solki.jyu.fi/english/conference2006/Leontiev_Finland2006.pdf), where he spoke of "potentialism vs. existentialism." I was not exactly clear about this, and I do not know much about existential psychology. I do know about existentialist philosophy, and that presents some simple problems for me personally. But, that is not important.*
So, I am attaching a short article by Dmitry #2-IJEPP. And, Dmitry is very committed to Viktor Frankl...he coordinated a special conference in Moscow celebrating 100 years of V. Frankl. So, I am so very happy that there is interest in Elena Sokolova, and I hope there will be more&nbsp;translations of Dmitry's work in English, in future.
*Feel free to delete here:
Why are existential psychology and philosophy called "existential"? The reason is that they focus on existence in the here and now. At each moment, a person is free to choose what he or she will do and be. The most important aspect of a person is not what she has genetically inherited, or how her parents treated her when she was an infant, but how she interprets and responds to the world around her at each given instant, and the kinds of choices she makes about what to do next. Thus, existential and humanistic psychologies reject Freud's claim that the most important factor in understanding a person is early life experience. It also rejects the idea that biological or inherited factors are the most important aspect of a person (though only the most radical and misguided existentialist would claim that such factors have no influence on behavior). Furthermore, conscious choice and responsibility are central to existential psychology, and the unconscious is
 given little or no role to play.


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