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Psychological-Educational Studies

Former Title: Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2587-6139


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Teenager at the life crossroads: socialization, analysis of the factors of developmental environment change 2017


Hlomov K.D.
PhD in Psychology, The head of the psychological support department, Centre for social and psychological adaptation and development "Perekryostok", Moscow, Russia

Compared with their forerunners, the modern teenagers experience adolescence and solve age problems in different way, and face other social risks. The representations of situations of social and psychological adjustment and maladjustment also differ in some aspects. The article discusses the factors which influence the adolescence in modern conditions: spread of the Internet, lack of public demand for a certain desired life trajectory of a growing teenager, high social tension and uncertainty, changes in the structure and essence of the family concept; blurred teenagers identity in the context of variety of identification options. These factors affect the development of the resources available to teenagers and their use of them, which social risks they are exposed to, and what forms of deviant behavior they show. Such changes in the social environment of adolescent development and, as a consequence, in the experiencing adolescence, allow to check and revise the existing representations of the teen age problems.

Keywords: factors of developmental environment change, socialization, restorative approach, teenagers, family, internet, identity, social risks, social development situation, the situation of social and psychological maladjustment, adolescence

Column: Current trends in the study of the problems of adolescence


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