структурно-уровневые отношения

17:03 Apr 17, 2019
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Russian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Psychology / rigid behavior
Russian term or phrase: структурно-уровневые отношения
I have been unable to extract from the author his full Russian text of this article, the English version of which I am tasked to edit. The English of this passage is: "8. 'Breaching structured-level relation of action model of fixed forms of behavior.' Long-standing experimental studies of personality in the normal and the pathological have allow me to offer an original psychological conception of fixed forms of behavior."

The only thing I got from him is the Russian for the header, which is enclosed here in single quote marks: нарушение структурно-уровневых отношений в акции/поведении.

I can't figure out what sort of "уровень" this is. That word is one of the most frequently (over)used in Russian social sciences, in my experience, and "level" is seldom a comprehensible English translation.
Susan Welsh
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3structure/layer relations
1hierarchical relations
Boris Shapiro

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hierarchical relations

Full disclosure: as a son of a psychologist, I utterly despise this subject.

So, if I had to employ common sense, I would venture to say that the name of this 1970s Russian theory must be translated using the word 'hierarchy' and its derivatives. Because hierarchy implies both structure and levels. And you don't wont to use the hyphenated monstrosities we Russians are so fond of, do you Susan

Boris Shapiro
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structure/layer relations

‘layer’ just looks more appropriate than ‘level’, in a sense.

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