Legal Conscience of Teens from the Centennials Generation: a Prognostic Assessment

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Abstract

Adolescence is a sensitive period for setting the groundwork of one's legal conscience on the way to the legal culture of an adult. The article analyses the projected risks for shaping the legal conscience of people for the next 10-20 years using the approach of the modern theories of generational cohorts. For the purpose of "detailed portrayal" of the anticipated image of an adult from the 2030-2040 this article contains the results of 11 studies (on centennials, iGeners, homelanders, digital natives etc.). The disputable traits of the typical representatives of these generations (that can potentially have impact on the formation process of their legal conscience) are compared: the idea of authority, the new forms of communication and education, hedonism, multitasking, planning horizon, family values etc. A number of features of the modern generation are compared with the fundamental elements of the structural and functional model of legal conscience (Ratinov A.P), particularly from the viewpoint of some systems: cognitive, regulative and evaluation. The postulates of the generation theories are critically assessed. We also analyse the general tendencies for the interaction of generations from the perspective of legal socializing.

General Information

Keywords: legal conscience, prognostic assessment, centennials, iGeners, digital natives, homelanders, adolescents

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psylaw.2021110111

For citation: Boykina E.E., Chernov V.A. Legal Conscience of Teens from the Centennials Generation: a Prognostic Assessment [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2021. Vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 135–149. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2021110111. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Ekaterina E. Boykina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2707-3969, e-mail: katarinatapfer@gmail.com

Vasily A. Chernov, MA in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Institute for the Study of Childhood, Family and Upbringing of RAO, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5189-6455, e-mail: che_va93@mail.ru

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