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The Essence, Content, and Correlation of Optimization Protection of Vital Activity and Psychological Protection

The destructive impact of the war on the psyche of the military men and civilian population of Ukraine actualizes the issue of scientific research on optimization protection of vital activity as well as psychological protection. The methodological basis for determining the essence, content, and correlation of optimization protection of vital activity and psychological protection are philosophical provisions on the human psyche, achievements of a systematic approach in psychology and physiology, and modern empirical theories of consciousness. The internal expression and result of adaptation are optimization automatisms that belong to personal experience and are formed and function at the level of the personal unconscious of the unconscious sphere of the psyche. The following generations inherit the acquired protective properties through their coding and preservation in the human genotype. Optimization archetypes that function at the level of the collective unconscious of the psyche's unconscious sphere carry out releasing and application of information about the protective properties encoded in the organism's genotype. Optimization automatisms and optimization archetypes are key components of all types of optimization protection of vital activity, which were determined by the main factors of ensuring human existence: physical, chemical, biological, physiological, social, volitional, and psychological. Human social existence is constantly influenced by both the protective and destructive effects of the surrounding reality. Its protective effect, reflected on the rational and sensual levels of the psyche, is denoted by the category of transformational psychological protection. The components of transformational psychological protection, according to the forms of existence of consciousness, are defined as rational, sensual, and basic (eidetic) psychological protections. It is proved that indicators of rational psychological protection are identical to the studied level of morale; indicators of sensual psychological protection are identical to the studied level of moral and psychological state; and indicators of basic (eidetic) psychological protection are identical to the studied level of the human factor of military formations. Methodical recommendations (guidelines) were proposed for their research. The destructive effect of the surrounding reality, via a complex algorithm of neuropsychophysiological processes, causes negative experiences. The protection of consciousness from their traumatic consequences is due to the optimization psychological protection. Its components are determined according to the spheres of the psyche as conscious, unconscious, and superconscious psychological protection. Types of psychological protection, determined under the protective and destructive effects of the surrounding reality and philosophical understanding of the psyche, form a system of psychological protection.

Adaptation, Optimization Automatisms, Human Genotype, Optimization Archetypes, Transformational Psychological Protection, Optimization Psychological Protection

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Illіuk, O. (2024). The Essence, Content, and Correlation of Optimization Protection of Vital Activity and Psychological Protection. American Journal of Applied Psychology, 13(1), 1-8.

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Illіuk, O. The Essence, Content, and Correlation of Optimization Protection of Vital Activity and Psychological Protection. Am. J. Appl. Psychol. 2024, 13(1), 1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20241301.11

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Illіuk O. The Essence, Content, and Correlation of Optimization Protection of Vital Activity and Psychological Protection. Am J Appl Psychol. 2024;13(1):1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20241301.11

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