The psychological factors of xenophobic behavior in adolescents: foreign studies



The article presents the results of foreign studies conducted over the past few years from 2015 to 2018 and devoted to the study of xenophobic behavior among adolescents. Psychological and other factors hindering and/or contributing to the formation of xenophobic behavior among adolescents are considered. These studies affect personal and individual psychological characteristics of adolescents and also their impact on behavior towards the members of groups of “others”. Among them such personal structures and individual psychological features as xenophobic attitudes, anxiety level, xenophobic and xenophilic orientations are considered.

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Keywords: xenophobic behavior, xenophobic attitudes, adolescence, individual psychological characteristics, anxiety, xenophobic and xenophilic orientations

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Gurina O.D. The psychological factors of xenophobic behavior in adolescents: foreign studies [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2018. Vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 40–45. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2018070405. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Oksana D. Gurina, PhD in Psychology, Main Expert, Moscow Research Center, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal Psyсhology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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