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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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A study of danger perception in adolescents in normal and endogenous mental pathology 1876

Veschikova M.I.
Post-graduate Student of Medical Psychology Department, Fsbi «Scientific center of mental health» RAMS, Moscow, Russia

Zvereva N.V.
PhD in Psychology, Professor Department of Neuro- and Patho-Psychology of the Faculty of Clinical and Special Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education,, Moscow, Russia

We describe a pilot study of perception of the environment danger (the content and the degree of threat) in health adolescents and mental pathology. We provide a complex of diagnostic techniques for the assessment of categorization of ambiguous safe/unsafe situations, ways to respond to threats and aggression, developed by the authors. The complex includes two parts: 1) a study of aggression (Wagner Hand test, Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration study), 2) danger perception of different origin study (modified Drawn Apperception Test, incomplete sentences (authors set), danger assessment based on photos). The study involved adolescents aged 13-17 years. The experimental group consisted: 22 patients (13 boys) of Mental Health Research Center and Scientific and Practical Center for Children and Adolescents Mental health with diagnoses of schizophrenia, schizotypal personality disorder, and personality disorder. The control group: 24 pupils of general academic school (13 boys) in Moscow. The study identified structure of subjective danger in adolescents, key dangers, differences in the perception of danger in adolescents in health and disease.

Keywords: psychological disorders, adolescence, danger, risk, danger perception, aggression perception

Column: Urgent psychological aid to educational subjects


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