Karabushchenko N. B. The Phenomenon of the Elite: Historical and Psychological Foundations and Development Paths, 2009
The thesis is devoted to the study of the problems of the psychology of elites. The paper presents the psychological concept of elites, including the substantiation of the methodological integrative-elitopsychological approach in the study of psychology of elites, categorical-conceptual apparatus, genesis and development of elitological ideas in different historical periods and in various areas of scientific knowledge, theoretical model of psychology of elites, the most important psychological features of modern Russian elites (political, business elite and cultural-intellectual), the values of acmeology for the development of individual lower psychological concept of elites. The results of the study can be used in lecture and special courses on elitological psychology, history of psychology, personality psychology, as well as in the practical work of psychological services in organizing advisory work with students.