Psychological factors of corruption


Zhuravlev A.L.

Institute of Psychology, Russianacademy of sciences, Moscow, Russia adm3@psychol.ras.ru

Yorevich A.V.

Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences yurev@orc.ru

ID of the Article: 5671


For citation:

Zhuravlev A.L., Yorevich A.V. Psychological factors of corruption. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 7. P. 63-71




Abstract

The article deals with psychology of corruption as a new branch of psycholog-ical investigation. The results of psychological investigation of corruptionists, particular fea-tures of Russian’s attitudes towards corruption, its connection with the specificity of Russianculture and “near-corruption” phenomena are described. Capacities of psychological scienceand practices in countering corruption like overcoming tolerant attitude to it, psychologicalmonitoring of anticorruption draft laws, testing candidates to “bribes vulnerable positions”with special psychological methods, etc. are depicted.


Keywords
psychology of corruption; mass consciousness; formal and informal rela-tions; near-corruption phenomena; psychological measures to counter corruption
Content No 7, 2014