Fear Images and Symbols of Elder Preschoolers

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Abstract

This article is devoted to the problem of fear among the modern pre-school children that may become a risk factor in the educational work with children. The concept of the emotional image (A.V. Zaporozhets) allows considering objects of fear as elements of situations (real or unreal) that were seen by children as frightful, dangerous. This study allows discussing about some features of the fear images and symbols in pre-school age and the situations in which the preschooler is experiencing the emotion of fear.

General Information

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

For citation: Ibahadzhieva L.A. Fear Images and Symbols of Elder Preschoolers. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2009. Vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 47–51. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Laysa A. Ibahadzhieva, Fellow, Department of Psychology of Education, Preschool Pedagogic and Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: pno@inbox.ru