Problems of psychological safety of a person in extreme conditions of life



In a situation of increasing socio-political contradictions, terrorist threats, man-made, natural disasters and a pandemic, the relevance of the study of the psychological safety of the individual, factors and mechanisms that ensure the safe existence of a person increases. The article analyzes the components of the psychological safety of a person as an integral quality: moral-communicative, motivational-volitional, value-semantic and inner comfort. The results of studies of the psychological safety of a person in the context of meaning formation, overcoming behavior, and experiencing probabilistic threats to subjective well-being are presented.

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Keywords: psychological safety of the individual, psychological security, basic beliefs, subjective well-being, strategies for overcoming behavior.

Journal rubric: General Psychology

Article type: review article


Funding. The study was carried out with the financial support of the Russian Science Foundation, project number. 19-18-00058.

For citation: Litvinova A.V., Koteneva A.V., Kokurin A.V., Ivanov V.S. Problems of psychological safety of a person in extreme conditions of life [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2021. Vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 8–16. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2021100101. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna V. Litvinova, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Scientific Basis of Extreme Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Anna V. Koteneva, Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, Professor, Chair of Scientific Basis of Extreme Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexey V. Kokurin, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Professor of the Chair of the Scientific Bases of Extreme Psychology, Faculty of Extreme Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Associate Professor of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Enforcement Law, Kutafin Moscow State Law University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Valery S. Ivanov, PhD in Education, Associate Professor, Department of Scientific Basis of Extreme Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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