Social Ostracism and Tendency to Deviant Behavior of Adolescents



The article presents an analysis of the phenomenon of social ostracism, including the definition, con-tent of existing forms and types, related phenomena from the point of view of the psychological paradigm. The article also describes the theoretical model of social ostracism — “the model of ostracism based on violated needs and taking into account the duration of exposure” by K.D. Williams (1997, 2009). The subject of the study is the psychological phenomenon of social ostracism as a factor of deviant behavior among adolescents. The results of an empirical study are presented on the example of a sample that includes orphans and children left without parental care brought up in institutional conditions. So, according to the results of the study, there is a correlation between personality constructs (coping strategies) in ostracized adolescents with deviant behavior and their tendency to deviant behavior.

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Keywords: social ostracism, adolescents, ignoring, exclusion, rejection, deviant behavior, coping strategies, Temporal Need Threat Model (K.D. Williams)

Article type: scientific article


Received: 15.10.2021


For citation: Chukhlantsev Y.S., Chirkina R.V., Kupriyanova E. Social Ostracism and Tendency to Deviant Behavior of Adolescents [Elektronnyi resurs]. Vestnik prakticheskoi psikhologii obrazovaniya = Bulletin of Psychological Practice in Education, 2021. Vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 22–29. DOI: 10.17759/bppe.2021180402. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Yury S. Chukhlantsev, Graduate, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Rimma V. Chirkina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Legal and Forensic Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Ekaterina Kupriyanova, Psychologist training and production, laboratory of the Juridical Psychology Faculty, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Senior Lecturer, Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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