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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446


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Correlation of social anhedonia and social anxiety with difficulties in mentalization orphans 1695


Volikova S.V.
PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor at the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Chair, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Avakyan T.V.
Senior Lecture, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Counseling & Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

The purpose described in Article pilot study — determine the level of capacity for mentalization, social anxiety, social anhedonia in orphaned children. Were examined two groups of adolescents: 20 teenage orphans, orphans (10 boys and 10 girls; mean age — 14.6 years) and 18 adolescents living in families (12 boys and girls aged 6, mean age — 14 years ). According to the survey, you can draw preliminary con clusions: 1) teenage orphans are often mistaken in identifying and determining the status of another person that can speak about the shortage of capacity for mental ization; 2) the level of social anxiety in adolescents without parents is higher than that of their peers from families; 3) The rate of social anhedonia in adolescents orphaned by 1.5 times higher than in adolescents from families; 4) There were sig nificant inverse correlations ability to mentalization and indicators of social anhe donia and social anxiety. It is necessary to consider the data to practical psycholog ical work with adolescents from orphanages.

Keywords: оrphans, adolescents, mentalization, social anxiety, social anhedonia

Column: Social cognition and the risk of disadaptation at different age stages

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