Psychological safety of educational environment in studies of foreign scholars at the beginning of the 21st century



The article is devoted to the issue of psychological safety of educational environment in the publications of contemporary foreign scientists. It provides a detailed analysis and theoretical review of the approaches and techniques applied with regard to solve complicated matters the high school students may face with. The outcomes of fundamental and applied research are also introduced for better understanding of the current situation in the field of psychological safety of educational environment based on international experience.

General Information

Keywords: safety; educational environment; bulling; victimization; psychological risks; high school students; adolescents

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology and Pedagogical Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Kozlova O.V. Psychological safety of educational environment in studies of foreign scholars at the beginning of the 21st century [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2012. Vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 62–70. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

O. V. Kozlova, Linguist, translator; specialist of the Technology Transfer Division, the Department for Research Coordination and Planning and Scientific Personnel Training, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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