Prospects of modern adolescents in the context of life trajectory



The article discusses the dynamics of theoretical and applied ideas of adolescence from the viewpoint of designing individual trajectory for this age. It also analyzes the blurring of lines of adolescence, delaying vital choices and hindered separation from parents as the trends of the modern existence of adolescence. The article examines the features of modern society (transitivity and its consequences), hindering the design of path of life and contributing to the shift of strategic thinking in this area to tactical. The article regards the role of the family, in particular, the cultureof discussing future, from the point of view of support to a teenager’s design of his/her life trajectory

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Keywords: adolescence, life trajectory, the image of the future, support of adolescence

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Bochaver A.A., Zhilinskaya A.V., Khlomov K.D. Prospects of modern adolescents in the context of life trajectory [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2016. Vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 31–38. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2016050204. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Alexandra A. Bochaver, PhD in Psychology, Researcher, Center for Modern Childhood Studies, Institute of Education, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alisa V. Zhilinskaya, PhD in Psychology, Psychologist, University School, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Kirill D. Khlomov, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Psychological Service, Senior Researcher, Cognitive Research Laboratory, Faculty of Psychology, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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