PSYCHOSEMANTIC SPACE OF DIFFERENT LEVELS
OF THE STUDENT YOUTH MORAL STABILITY
The article deals with theoretical-empirical measurements of the psycho-semantic space of different levels of moral consciousness of the individual as a specific, cultural and individual due to the construct of its integral psyche. The category of significance is substantiated theoretically as the basic unit of scientific study and analysis of the defined sphere. The denotative and connotative, as well as associative meaning as the embodiment of the unity of a rational component in any sense with its rational, intuitive-sensual foundation, are described.
As a result of the systematic theoretical and empirical study of the problem, the psycho-semantic organization of moral consciousness is presented through a description of its psycho-semantic space. The psycho-semantic space of the moral consciousness of the student's personality is defined as an individual system of values in the totality of the corresponding individual and cultural heritage of the individual, structured in the sensual fabric of consciousness in the form of associative meanings of the notion of morality, the most frequent of which is the "conscience." Also, the connotative meanings of the basic notion of conscience on the three main levels of moral consciousness development in student youth were identified and interpreted: with leading evaluation and dynamically active connotations – at the preconventional level, with strong and ambivalent evaluative connotations – at the conventional level, positively evaluated and large-scale connotations – at the post-conventional level.
Keywords: meaning, associative meaning, connotative value, moral consciousness, preconventional level, conventional level, post-conventional level.