Human Psychological Security In Terms Of National Security

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Mikhail A. Shlyakhtunov


Background. Personal security is essential to human psychological comfort. Only a psychologically steady person can adequately assess the situation (especially critical or extreme), timely make adequate, balanced decisions and take rational actions to preserve security on national basis.

Objective. The purpose of our research was to analyze the personal security problems, its provision in the complex, multi-level system of national security.

Results. As a result of the analysis of domestic and foreign researches in the field of personal and state security, the components of the concept of "security" and their interrelations were identified. It was established that the psychological security of an individual is a dynamic state of internal balance of the subject, his attitude to the world around him and to people within the framework of the balance of influence of the external and internal world, his social activity and fulfillment. Its structure includes the attitude of the subject to himself and to society, life satisfaction and social activity.

The presence of psychological security affects the preservation of a person's integrity, his self-development, and the realization of his values and goals. As a result of the study, the criteria of psychological safety were determined, which include: adequate functional human activity (physical, psychological, mental), as well as personal growth and personal development of a person.

Only a consolidated, sure of itself and future, proactive and responsible team of healthy, first of all psychologically, performers can ensure national security. Psychological health is a complex aggregate of personal factors that is laid down in childhood and develops throughout life. The mental health of a person and the possibility of its development are the basis of modern models of psychological safety. A psychologically healthy society is able to provide security for both the state and the younger generation.

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