Psychological Peculiarities of Safety Concepts in Fans of Science Fiction and Detectives



This research is devoted to studying the views of fans of detective and fantasy media products about security in general and about the security subject in particular. It has been suggested that the preference for media products of the fantasy and detective genres contributes to the specification of representations about the security subject. The study was carried out using the semantic differential method with the participation of 400 subjects aged 18 to 22 years. Highlighted significant differences in the structure of ideas about the subject of security among fans of detective fiction and fantasy fans: if from the point of view of the first behavior and actions of the subject security must be based on a realistic assessment of the situation of danger and actualize their own resources, the main qualities of the subject security from the standpoint of the latter are flexibility of thinking, the ability to change behavior, ability to communicate with people, while maintaining the confidentiality of the received information (factor “variability”, “privacy”, “openness”). Common to both groups of subjects are such qualities inherent in the subject of safety as originality of approach to solving a difficult or dangerous situation and energy, activity of actions (factors “novelty” and “activity”). The proposed projective method of evaluating the strategies of the subject’s actions in the conditions of threat, risk and stress expands the diagnostic and predictive capabilities of security psychology.

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Keywords: concepts, security, world picture, subject, influence

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Tylets V.G., Krasnyanskaya T.M. Psychological Peculiarities of Safety Concepts in Fans of Science Fiction and Detectives. Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2020. Vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 180–193. DOI: 10.17759/exppsy.2020130314. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Valery G. Tylets, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor of the Department of Phonetics and Grammar of the French Language, Moscow State Linguistic University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Tatiana M. Krasnyanskaya, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor of the Department of General, Social Psychology and History of Psychology, Moscow University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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