Perception Processes in Minor Isolated Groups



The article focuses on the most relevant social psychological problems of minor isolated groups and on the isolation itself, considering it to be a multifaceted phenomenon related to features of interpersonal relationships developing within the minor group. The problem of perception processes are of special research interest. Thus the following issues as perceived by a member of the minor isolated group are described: perception of reality (of isolation, extreme living conditions, extreme environmental conditions); perception of the minor isolated group itself; self-perception in the surrounding reality. Features of perception processes referring to professional and emotional spheres, and specifics of self-perception of group members are revealed as well.

General Information

Keywords: minor group, outer isolation, sense of inner isolation, perception process

Journal rubric: Experimental Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Zakharycheva M.A. Perception Processes in Minor Isolated Groups. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2012. Vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 88–99. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Maria A. Zakharycheva, Student at the Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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