Acme in Personal Values and Meanings (Age Aspect)
It is noted in the article that inclusion of the notion «acme» (designating summits in the development and most productive periods of human life) in the active vocabulary of many people actualizes revealing of the specificity of his personal meanings and place of acme in the system of values. The results of empirical study of everyday understanding of acme carried out with the use of the subjective scaling and semantic differential are given in it. Generals and particulars in the subjective interrelations of the notion «acme» with semantically near words in representatives of different age groups is shown. It is revealed that in respondents «adolescents» (aged 19 and younger) an acme image to a larger extent is associated with external achievements than with changes in the inner world, and in respondents «adults» (above 19 years of age) these components are presented in a more balanced manner.