The foundations of socionics – A review

Karol Pietrak


This paper discusses the foundations of the theory of socionics, including the rationale behind Aušra Augustinavičiūtė’s model of information processing by the human psyche, and the philosophical thought behind the concept of information metabolism elements. Socionics was developed in the former Soviet Union and may be regarded as analogous to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator typology of personality. The main goal of this paper is to present socionics to the English-speaking community, in order to better take advantage of its explanatory potential in the fields of interpersonal communication and psychological disorders. Reviewed topics include aspects of Jungian analytical psychology and Kępiński’s information metabolism theory, upon which Augustinavičiūtė based her model. After the model is presented, its theoretical implications are briefly discussed.
Author Karol Pietrak (FPAE / IHE)
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Journal seriesCognitive Systems Research, ISSN 1389-0417, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishCognitive psychologyBiological cyberneticsSocionicsInformation metabolism
ASJC Classification1702 Artificial Intelligence; 2805 Cognitive Neuroscience; 3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 11-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 11-03-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.038; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.425 (2) - 2017=1.129 (5)
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