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Psychological characteristics of Syrian adolescents’ adaptation to extreme situations of sociogenic character 1102

Karabuschenko N.B., Professor, Head of the Department of Psychology and Pedagogics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia,
Ivashchenko A.V., Professor Department of Psychology and Pedagogics, Peoples’Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia,
Sungurova N.L., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Pedagogics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia,
Al Masri I., Graduate student, Department of Psychology and Pedagogics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia,
This article describes psychological characteristics of adaptation of Syrian adolescents in refugee camps to the extreme sociogenic situation. The overview of research on adaptation as a psychological phenomenon; the analysis of the contemporary Arab psychological literature on this issue; the definition of the concept “extreme situation”; the results of studies of the Syrian teenagers’ adaptation in the conditions of military crisis; perspective areas of psychological counselling of those teenagers, who experienced this crisis, are presented in this article.

Keywords: adaptation, anxiety, coping strategies, post-traumatic stress disorder, violence, extreme situations

Column: Social Psychology


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