A Review of Studies of Danger Perception and Prospects of its Study in Clinical Psychology Development



The objective of studies of danger perception is to predict the behavior of a person, group, or society in terms of the potential hazard, to identify the main groups of factors that affect the risk assessment and sources of distortion of the evaluation. The review presents the sociological theories of danger, reveals the gender differences in the danger perception, and describes in details the individual factors of danger perception. We discuss the prospects of studying the outside world danger perception in clinical psychology of development. We emphasize that the key period for the development of danger assessment process is adolescence, because this is the age when most significant quantitative and qualitative changes in the cognitive sphere occur: the development of abstract logical thinking, increased interest to the life and death, the appearance of “personal myth”.

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Keywords: psychology of perception, psychology of risk, risk, danger perception

Journal rubric: Clinical and Special Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2014060415

For citation: Veschikova M.I. A Review of Studies of Danger Perception and Prospects of its Study in Clinical Psychology Development [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie psyedu.ru [Psychological Science and Education psyedu.ru], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 169–181. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060415. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Milena I. Veschikova, Post-graduate Student of Medical Psychology Department, Fsbi «Scientific center of mental health» RAMS, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: mveshchikova@gmail.com



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