Elena Mohoreva, Kharkov National University of Internal Affairs
2022 Психологічний Часопис  
The article discusses the relevance of the study of the phenomenon of envy, which is due to the multidimensionality of this concept, since our country is characterized by significant changes in the moral, ethical, socio-economic and value orientations of society, political, socio-cultural and legal changes that impose their reflection both on social relations between people, but also on their inner world. It is noted that many scientists are studying the psychological mechanisms of the
more » ... of envy and determinants; internal determinants of envy in the gender aspect; acceptability of antisocial behavior by the subject of envy; features of the relationship of aggressiveness and hostility with the envy of the personality and its propensity for the strategy of rivalry. Envy is also studied in the system of socio-economic attitudes. Attention is paid to the study of personal, behavioral and cognitive correlates of envy and an envious attitude to success and luck, as well as the socio-demographic specifics of envy. Particular attention is paid to the consideration of factors that contribute to the emergence and development of feelings of envy (external and internal) and factors influencing the reduction of envy. Attention is focused on the fact that the growth of inequality and stratification of society, the increase in the level of crime, in particular crimes for useful reasons, leads to a feeling of injustice, dissatisfaction with one's own social position, and hence envy of more successful and adapted to modern conditions people. The purpose of the article involves a theoretical review of the concept of envy in the studies of domestic and foreign scientists. The conclusions emphasize that the feeling of envy is a little-studied phenomenon of scientific interest to researchers. It is pointed out that envy should be considered not only from the point of view of its destructive influence on the development of the personality, but also as a kind of motivation and motivation to achieve the goals set by the individual and improve the standard of living. In view of the data on envy available in the scientific literature, to a greater extent they are in the nature of theoretical generalizations, and the deployment of empirical research on this problem is an urgent area of ​​work in the field of legal and social psychology.
doi:10.31108/1.2022.8.2.5 fatcat:m76o4hb7ofazrht5hare57k2zy