Peculiarities of reactions of adolescents with aggressive unlawful behavior in frustration situation

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Abstract

The contribution examines the peculiarities of reactions of adolescents with aggressive unlawful behavior in frustration situation. It analyzes statistical data related to the level of juvenile crime in the Russian Federation, briefly describes the approaches to the research of risk factors of criminal aggression among adolescents. It presents the results of an empirical research aimed at identification of psychological patterns of behavior of adolescents in problem situations. It is shown that minor with criminal aggressive behavior have a high level of proactive aggressiveness. When faced with frustration they tend to fix on the negative aspects of the events assuming that the problem will solve itself. If it does not happen they react aggressively. Well-developed communicative skills may be viewed as a factor preventing aggressive behavior. But this factor may not lead to suppression of aggressive impulses in conditions of dissocial environment and group pressure.

General Information

Keywords: aggressive unlawful behavior, risk factors of aggressive unlawful behavior, frustration, emotional reactions, mechanism of suppression of aggression.

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Oshevsky D.S., Nazarova N.G. Peculiarities of reactions of adolescents with aggressive unlawful behavior in frustration situation [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2012. Vol. 2, no. 2 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Dmitry S. Oshevsky, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Child and Adolescent Psychology, V. P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Associate Professor of the Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Federal State Budgetary Institution "Research Center for Mental Health" Leading Researcher of the Department of Organization of Psychiatric Services, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3465-6302, e-mail: oshevsky@serbsky.ru

N. G. Nazarova, student, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

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