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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/pse

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Fairytale Semantic Differential Technique: Diagnostic Possibilities 11

Petrenko V.F., Ph.D. in Psychology, Head of Laboratory of Psychology of Communication and Psychosemantics at the Department of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, pit@aha.ru
Mitina O.V., Ph.D. in Psychology, leading research associate, laboratory of psychology of communication and psychosemantics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, omitina@inbox.ru
Abstract
The method “Fairy Semantic Differential”, during which a respondent should assess a number of fairy-tale characters according to a set of personal characteristics, is designed for the individual work of a psychologist with children 4—10 years old.Personality characteristics, according to which the characters are evaluated, are formulated by words that adults use when dealing with children of this age.An analysis of the child’s attitude to characters allows us to determine the specificity of his/her moral-value sphere.Quantitative indicators that can be calculated using the data of the answering the questionnaire are discussed.These indicators characterize the child’s attitudes toward oneself and others, dimension of categorial space of interpersonal perception, content and hierarchy of these categories, the level of cognitive development in this area, the degree of socialization.The results of an empirical study are presented.Age/sex differences in the cognitive complexity of interpersonal perception and socialization were shown.For each indicator normative intervals are calculated.Examples of individual semantic space are presented.

Keywords: Psychosemantics, repertoire grids, “Fairy Semantic Differential”, test of cognitive abilities, cognitive complexity, socialization, interpersonal perception, age and sex norms, 4—10 years old children

Column: Psychological Diagnostics

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/pse.2018230604

Funding

Funding was provided by the Russian fund of Basic research (RFBR, Grant № 17-06-00278).

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Tatiana Menchuck and Maria Korostina for help in data collecting and Marina Papovyan for help in translating.

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