Legal Culture in Psychology: Age Specific and Gender Aspect



The work is devoted to the specificity of the phenomenon of “legal culture” from the psychological point of view. An attempt was made to psychologically examine the concept of legal culture and describe its components, which allowed us to select methods for identifying age and gender features. We determined the dynamics of legal culture in four age groups (pupils of 9 and 11 classes, senior citizens from 18 to 35 years old and mature persons from 36 to 50 years old). It was found that some psychological features of older schoolchildren have statistically significant indicators that differ from younger and older age groups, and gender specificity in different age periods was described. Based on the data obtained, conclusions were made about legal culture as a psychological phenomenon and the importance of further research into psychological features of legal culture, which can serve as a basis for the development of programs to develop legal culture in the aggregate and in its individual components in juvenile and adult young citizens, in persons of mature age and society as a whole.

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Keywords: legal culture, legal consciousness, values, regulations, legal activities

Journal rubric: Methodological Problems of Legal Psychology

Article type: scientific article


Received: 06.09.2022


For citation: Bogdanovich N.V., Melnik M. Legal Culture in Psychology: Age Specific and Gender Aspect [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2022. Vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 125–139. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2022120410. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Natalia V. Bogdanovich, PhD in Psychology, Docent, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Maria Melnik, Master of Psychology, Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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