Empathy in Interpersonal Relationships of Students as a Factor af Their Psychological Safety



The relevance of studying the problems of psychological safety of students, manifesting themselves in the system of their interpersonal relationships and generally having a negative impact on their socialization, is obvious. According to recent studies, an increasing number of students are experiencing an increase in indicators that appear to be a threat to psychological safety: depressive and anxiety states caused by disharmony in interpersonal relationships. The article presents an analysis of foreign studies of the psychological safety of students in the context of the development of their empathic abilities as a necessary condition for the psychological and emotional stability of an individual. Generalization and systematization of theoretical concepts shows that the development of empathy contributes to the harmonization of interpersonal relationships, and also allows students to overcome risks and threats to their psychological safety. The necessity of developing a psychological and pedagogical program of additional education is substantiated, the purpose of which is to develop empathic abilities in adolescents and young adults, as well as to teach empathic interaction skills to ensure psychological safety.

General Information

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2023120309

Received: 30.06.2023


For citation: Anisimova E.V., Krushelnitskaya O.B. Empathy in Interpersonal Relationships of Students as a Factor af Their Psychological Safety [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2023. Vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 93–102. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2023120309. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Ekaterina V. Anisimova, Head of the Sector of Psychological Support of the Department for Educational and Social Work, Educational Psychologist, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7060-602X, e-mail: anisimovaev@mgppu.ru

Olga B. Krushelnitskaya, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Theoretical Foundations of Social Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0762-6925, e-mail: social2003@mail.ru



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