Reasons for the professional deformation of intelligence officers

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The article reveals the psychological mechanism of professional and psychological behavior of intelligence officers in conditions of risk. Professional deformation is associated mainly with the specifics of the profession, the situation in which special services specialists have to work. The motives of the readiness to act in the regime of extreme danger and increased danger are revealed. The factors influencing the specifics of the behavior of different employees to act differently in the same situations are described. The theoretical understanding of personality and internal locus-control is given. In this regard, these motives and non-motives of risk are revealed, as well as risk for the sake of. The reasons why there is a probability of personnel risks in the organization are revealed. A comparative characteristic of the concepts of "stress resistance" and "self-control" is given. The influence of the propensity of a special services specialist to take risks on his psychological readiness to take action in the extreme mode is shown. The relationship between risk readiness and motivation to avoid failures is described. An explanation is given why older employees are less prepared for risky actions in non-standard situations.

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Irina N. Makhmudova

Samara National Research University

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9943-3839

Doctor of Economics, professor of the Department of Human Resource Management

Russian Federation, 34, Moskovskoye shosse


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