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Another defended dissertation!

Alena Zirkos’s PhD thesis was defended on the topic “The role of expressive and impressive vocalizations in self-expression and self-study”.

At the beginning of the study, participants in both groups felt constrained. Toward the end of the meeting cycle, participants who were in an evaluation environment felt more confident and, to a certain extent, developed the skills of emotional self-presentation. Participants who were in conditions of invaluable acceptance spoke about the feeling of their inner strength and freedom, contact with their own inner essence.


According to the results of an empirical study, under conditions of non-evaluative acceptance (expression group), vocalizations turned out to be more authentic compared to vocalizations of participants who found themselves in an evaluation environment (impression group). In the expression group, the satisfaction of the participants was higher than in the impression group.
Scientific adviser: Professor of the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Doctor of Psychology, Professor Orlov AB
The text of the dissertation, resume and materials on defense can be found here.