Psychological educational activity aimed at prevention of deviant behavior of adolescents



The article presents a compilation of academic and research knowledge on the problems of age-related characteristics of adolescent personality development, and examines the main approaches to definition of deviant behavior which originate from different ways of understanding of norm: sociological, biological and psychological. Of current concern are the modern views on the main conditions and reasons of origin of the deviant behavior among adolescents. The article describes the problem domains and questions which educators and psychologists face in the course of their professional activity, while working with deviant adolescents. The principal task of this article is the description of socio-pedagogical risk factors and main psychological characteristics of this age. The primary aim is the formulation of a number of essential tasks for successful socialization of adolescents with deviant behavior and conditions under which such tasks can be solved.

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Keywords: preventive measures, adolescent period of development, deviant behavior, life-meaning perceptions, value orientations, risk factor, socialization.

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Shemyakina O.O. Psychological educational activity aimed at prevention of deviant behavior of adolescents [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2011. Vol. 1, no. 4 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Olga O. Shemyakina, Lecturer, Department of Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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