Perceptual experience of art as a life event Kharitonova Tatiana, psychologist (Master's thesis, Russia, 2010) St. Petersburg State University

We have attempted to study the perceptual experience of art as existential and being immediately given in experience at the same time. The use of the phenomenological approach has allowed us to see experiencing the moment of perception by each subject as a given, and the use of methods of observation and measurement has allowed us to capture this reality. The general hypothesis of our research: the perceptual experience of works of art provokes organismic reaction and is a life event, depending on the individual characteristics of the subject and the object’s of perception influence.

Our study involved 40 people who went with us through the halls of the museum and watched six works of art we selected.

EVENTS of ontopsychological school

25th Summer Session of Ontopsychology

14 August 2012 / Trevi, Italy
On August, 14th, The XXV Summer Session of Ontopsychology was finished. The session has been held under the patronage of the Presidency of Italian Republic,...

The program of professional retraining in ontopsychology at the St. Petersburg State University

2011/2012 Academic Year of the program of professional retraining in ontopsychology at the St. Petersburg State University.


All programs are certificated and tested to obtain public accreditation. After graduating students are awarded by Professional Graduate Diploma in Ontopsychology in Russian and English languages.

“Ontopsychology Handbook”

Handbook provides a holistic understanding of Ontopsychology as a modern scientific field of psychology, continuing existential-humanistic tradition. Readers will learn about the history of the emergence of Ontopsychology, scientific institutions, discoveries, methods, tools, as well as its applications.