Peculiarities of emotional sphere in orphans: analysis through projective drawing test



The article provides an analysis of the foreign and national literature in the area of formation and functioning of the orphans’ emotional sphere. The specific conditions in which the development of this category of children occurs ("deprivation" and "non-maternal care") are regarded as a determinant of deviation in the emotional status of children brought up in institutions. The article also contains preliminary data of the author's own research, aimed at studying of features of orphans’ emotional sphere with the help of drawing projective techniques, which are further compared to the data obtained in foreign studies.

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Keywords: emotional development of orphans, drawing projective tests, deprivation, care.

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Vetoshkina S.A. Peculiarities of emotional sphere in orphans: analysis through projective drawing test [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 15–25. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Sof'ya A. Vetoshkina, undergraduate student of the faculty of educational Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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