The current mental state of modern society

Abstract: This study presents an analysis of the mental state of modern society. The results of the studies conducted by psychologists in the global community show that there is the direct relationship between mental state and well-being and life satisfaction index. Stress and destructive states predominate among people with a low level of self-regulation. The most preferred methods of self-regulation for modern people include the following: communication, relaxation, meditation, reflection, passive recreation, listening to music and positive visualizations. The typical methods for regulating negative states are auto-training, physical exercise, reflection, and self-control. 

Keywords: self-regulation, stress, stress resistance.

The purpose of the study: is the theoretical analysis and synthesis of studies examining the people’s mental states, identifying common patterns, and discerning their origin. 

Introduction: Modern human life, filled with various activities, everyday situations, a barrage of information, and interpersonal interaction, in a varying degree actualizes a person’s specific mental state. It is peculiar for a person to remain in a stable psychoemotional state, but under the conditions of modern life it is becoming a problem, since ever more often high intensity states (particularly stress) are predominating in people, which are energy-consuming not only at the physiological level but also at the mental level. 

The predominance of negative conditions and an unstable emotional state lead to the phenomenon of more people becoming vulnerable to stress and neurosis. Stress not entails more than mere psychoemotional tension accompanied by changes in one’s mental activity in the problematic situation and a sharp deterioration of his or her physical condition. Stress is also associated with a defect in a human's own regulation, both entering one in a frustrated state and forming a neurotic state.

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Тимиргалеев Артур Рамилевич

консультант по теории психологии и научной психологии, сотрудник Научно-исследовательского института изучения возможностей саморегуляции