Risk and safety problem of game environment in studies of foreign psychologies

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Abstract

This paper presents a new approach to investigation of playgrounds’ safety, which has recently become a matter of special debates in modern foreign psychology and pedagogy. Under this approach, a reasonable risk is seen as a necessary condition of mental development and as a subject of psycho-pedagogical analysis. The article discusses some of the most topical issues related to risk and safety issues of a game environment. It shows the difference in concepts of risk and danger. Specificity of a risky game draws special attention of scholars. The article provides some research evidence, concerning child behavior on the playgrounds, risky behavior and the approaches to the development of risk assessment techniques in the game environments.

General Information

Keywords: risk, hazard, risky game environment, a risky game, trauma, individual characteristics, risk assessment.

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2016050102

For citation: Sheina E.G., Sokolova M.V. Risk and safety problem of game environment in studies of foreign psychologies [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2016. Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 16–23. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2016050102. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Elena G. Sheina, lecturer at the Department of Preschool Pedagogy and Psychology, Faculty of Psychology of Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3723-812X, e-mail: leshgp@gmail.com

Mariya V. Sokolova, PhD in Psychology, Senior Scientist, Center of Psychology and Educational Expertise of Play and Toys, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: sokolovamw@mail.ru

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