Teenager at the life crossroads: socialization, analysis of the factors of developmental environment change



Compared with their forerunners, the modern teenagers experience adolescence and solve age problems in different way, and face other social risks. The representations of situations of social and psychological adjustment and maladjustment also differ in some aspects. The article discusses the factors which influence the adolescence in modern conditions: spread of the Internet, lack of public demand for a certain desired life trajectory of a growing teenager, high social tension and uncertainty, changes in the structure and essence of the family concept; blurred teenagers identity in the context of variety of identification options. These factors affect the development of the resources available to teenagers and their use of them, which social risks they are exposed to, and what forms of deviant behavior they show. Such changes in the social environment of adolescent development and, as a consequence, in the experiencing adolescence, allow to check and revise the existing representations of the teen age problems.

General Information

Keywords: factors of developmental environment change, socialization, restorative approach, teenagers, family, internet, identity, social risks, social development situation, the situation of social and psychological maladjustment, adolescence

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2014060102

For citation: Khlomov K.D. Teenager at the life crossroads: socialization, analysis of the factors of developmental environment change [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie psyedu.ru [Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 2–10. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060102. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

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: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1016-6154, e-mail: khlomov-kd@universitas.ru



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