Socialization Scenarios for the Children of Russian Immigrants in the U.S.



The object of the qualitative comparative analysis were the socialization scenarios of children of post-Soviet immigrants in the U.S., as well as typical interaction scenarios of Russian teenagers at school and at home. The author's technique «Family Model» was used to compare the culturally driven family models. The conflict between the typical for the American and Russian society scenarios complicates the psychological adaptation of immigrant children.

General Information

Keywords: socialization scenarios, culturally driven family models, in-depth qualitative analysis

Journal rubric: Empirical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Makhovskaya O.I. Socialization Scenarios for the Children of Russian Immigrants in the U.S.. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2010. Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 86–92. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Olga I. Makhovskaya, PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Fellow, Lab.of Psychology and Psychophysiology of Creativity, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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