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«Significant Others» in life stories of group care alumnus 1154
Radina N.K., Doctor of Political Science, PhD in Psychology, professor at the Department of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, email@example.com
Pavlycheva T.N., Senior lecturer at the Psychology chair of Nizhegorodsky Institute of Management and Business, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
Following the major concept of L. S. Vygotsky cultural4historical concept of the significant adult (personified mediator of child mental development) we have analyzed emotional connections of group care alumnus in the middle and older age. Results of research prove that spontaneous compensation of emotional problems of child-parental relations of social orphans is unattainable.
Keywords: social deprivation, re-socialization, closed institution, «significant other», »significant adult»
Column: Experimental Research