Психология социального развития

Peculiarities Valuable Orientations of Modern Youth in Premarital Period

We have offered the theoretical analysis of the problem of value orientations of a person in psychology. We have considered psychologists' representation of the value system of a person as the hierarchy of their beliefs. The role of premarital relationship in the formation of value orientations and behaviors among today's youth is indicated. The study that we conducted on a sample of young people revealed the specifics of value orientations of young people having premarital relations.

The main results of application of an author's technique «20 000 days» (game imitating procedure) are stated during work with various

 It is shown that the problem of definition of hierarchy of valuable orientations has universal character in various cultures. The applied aspect of a studied problem can be realized in diagnostic and in developing work of the social psychologist.

Structure of Readiness of Future Teachers to Interact with Educational Space Subjects of Other Ethnicities

We discuss the need for a deliberate forming in the conditions of the modern world the readiness to interact with educational space subjects of other ethnicities in future teachers. The results of empirical research carried out on a sample of students of teaching and non-teaching areas and specialties who study at the Federal State Public Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Ural State Pedagogical University” (n = 60 students, aged from 18 to 23 years) using the  diagnostic tools: E. Bogardus’s social distance scale, G. U.

Conscience in the Perception of Student Youth

We present the data of empirical study of concepts of conscience, performed on samples of students, enrolled at Saratov State University, Saratov (N = 60, aged 21-22, feminine - 52% and masculine - 48%) using the method of free association with the subsequent ranking of semantic components of perceptions of conscience by the frequency of their actualization, use of prototypical data analysis by P. Verges and the method of content analysis.

Peculiarities of Representations about Unfamiliar People Depending on the Level of Interpersonal Trust

We present the data of theoretical and empirical analysis of the problem of trust towards strangers. We present the results of the empirical research carried out on a sample of students enrolled in the Udmurt State University in Izhevsk     (N = 302, mean age = 24, 2 years, 30% of the sample were male, and 70% - female). Application of psycho-diagnostic tools: a questionnaire «The image of another person whom I trust» (I. Ju. Leonov), the technique of the «Scale of interpersonal (social) trust» (J. B. Rotter, adapted by S. G.

Social Perseptions of Stress in Different Age Groups

We present a study of social perceptions of stress. The empirical base of the study was 80 people. Social perseptions of stress have been studied with the help of author questionnaires, the main method of study was content analysis. The study found out that the understanding and preception of stress is ambivalent. Priority social perceptions of stress are such categories as 'experiences' and 'emotional excitement'.

Individual Determinants of Subjective Distortions in Evaluating Stress Factors of Urban Area

We listed the psychological aspects of perceiving urban environment as a source of stressing the individual. It has been shown that it is not only the objective characteristics of the urban environment that may adversely affect an individual, but also the peculiar attitude of a person to the environment and the person's individual features and mass objectives. The results of the empirical research carried out in 13 locations of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug (N = 1647 people aged between 18 and 60 years) using questionnaires, projective techniques and personality questionnaires.

Modern Socio-Political Phenomena in Perception of Different Age Groups

The study demonstrates theoretical grounds of the study of representation of socio-political phenomena and problems among representatives of different ethnic groups.

Personal Potential and Socio-Psychological Adaptation as a Resource of Psychological Readiness to Take Risks

The article meaningfully analyses the concepts of the personal potential and the socio-psychological adaptation in correlation with the psychological readiness of the person to take the risk in adolescence. It demonstrates the results of empirical research, carried out using a sample group of students from the universities of city of Saratov - Saratov State University named after N. G. Chernyshevsky and Saratov State Medical University named after V. I. Razumovsky (N = 77, age 19-22 years). Methods that were used: «Personal factors of decision-making» (LFR-25 T. V.

Criteria of Subjective Personal Well-Being: Socio-Cultural Determinancy

We have attempted theoretical analysis of social and cultural determination of the criteria of subjective well-being on the basis of which judgments about happiness, satisfaction with life and oneself are