Role experimentation asa part of contemporary teenage culture



The article focuses on the phenomenon of role experimenting as an important component of contemporary adolescent culture. Main directions of foreign role theories are presented. Approaches to the interpretation of the concept of “role” in foreign and Russian psychology are discussed. An attempt is undertaken to analyze adolescent play as a possible form of role experimenting. Examples of psychological and educational research on various aspects of role experimenting as a means of development and socialization of contemporary adolescents are given

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Keywords: adolescence, role, role experimenting, role experience (“pereghivanie”), adolescent play

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Rubtsova O.V. Role experimentation asa part of contemporary teenage culture [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2016. Vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 24–30. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2016050203. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Olga V. Rubtsova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of "Age Psychology named after prof .L.F. Obukhova" of the Faculty of "Psychology of Education", Head of the "Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Modern Childhood", Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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