Dialogue in In-Depth Cognition of the Subject’s Psyche: Functioning of Pragmatic Referent Statements

Keywords: pragmatic-explicit reference statements, pragmatic-implicit reference statements, in-depth correctional process, the process of active socio-psychological cognition, semantic performatives, pragmatic performatives.


The aim of our research was also to analyze the dialogue in in-depth cognition of the subject’s psyche in the psycholinguistic paradigm. The latter allows us to distinguish pragmatic-explicit and pragmatic-implicit reference statements in psychoanalytic dialogues, to classify such statements, to give their characteristics, which will further help psychoanalysts to build dialogues with patients in psychotherapeutic practice.

Methods. In our research we’ve used author’s Psychodynamic Methodology of organizing of psychotherapeutic process, which contributes to the problem of understanding the essence of the patient’s psyche. The improvement of diagnostic tools stipulated the clarification of the focus of the process of active socio-psychological cognition on optimizing the psyche of the patient in the psychotherapeutic process. Also we proposed group method of active socio-psychological cognition (hereinafter referred to as the ASPC) which emphasized on a law of positive disintegration of the psyche of the person and its secondary integration at a higher level of mental development of a man (Yatsenko, 2020).

Results. The nature of emphasized by us pragmatic-implicit reference statements, the peculiarities of their functioning in the whole text fragment will resemble semantic performatives. In the paradigm of pragmatic statements, we will accept them as pragmatic statements. Although both pragmatic-implicit and pragmatic-explicit reference statements are very important for psychoanalytic dialogues. Pragmatic-explicit reference statements have all the features of performatives and can be fully characterized as pragmatic performatives.

Conclusions. It was proved that positive pragmatic-explicit and pragmatic-implicit reference statements in psychoanalytic dialogue allowed us to identify the links between superficial and hidden semantic parameters of the patient’s psyche, which under the conditions of comprehension of his/her consciousness can open up prospects for their individual reconstruction by the subject, without the psychoanalyst’s help. This process facilitates the harmonization and functional optimization of the psyche of the person in in-depth correctional process. This way of solving a problem by a person sets the awakening of adequate capabilities of the subject, making by the patients’ some adjustments to their own behavior by expanding and deepening the boundaries of self-awareness in the process of active socio-psychological cognition.


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Author Biographies

Tamara Yatsenko, National Pedagogical Dragomanov University (Ukraine)

Dr. Sc. in Psychology, Professor
E-mail: yacenkots@gmail.com
Researcher ID: Q-5545-2018

Ernest Ivashkevych, Rivne State University of the Humanities (Ukraine)

Ph.D. in Psychology, Assistant, Translator
E-mail: erikguetta@mail.ru
Researcher ID: F-3865-2019

Lyubov Halushko, Volodymyr Vynnychenko Central Ukrainian State Pedagogical University (Ukraine)

Ph.D. in Psychology, Associate Professor
E-mail: halushkolya@gmail.com
Researcher ID: AFQ-6082-2022

Larysa Kulakova, Rivne State University of the Humanities (Ukraine)

Ph.D. in Psychology, Associate Professor
E-mail: lm_kulakova@ukr.net
Researcher ID: AAF-4712-2022


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Yatsenko, T., Ivashkevych, E., Halushko, L., & Kulakova, L. (2022). Dialogue in In-Depth Cognition of the Subject’s Psyche: Functioning of Pragmatic Referent Statements. PSYCHOLINGUISTICS, 31(1), 187-232. https://doi.org/10.31470/2309-1797-2022-31-1-187-232