Psychological Analysis of Adolescent Deviations

Polina Alekseeva, Natalia Prokopeva

Abstract


Adolescence is extremely important in everybody’s life, since self-image and attitude towards self are shaped in this period. It also accounts for most of the deviant behavior patterns often caused by the deprivation of such needs as affection and safety. Failure to fulfil them results in hostility and aggression, personality neurotization, pursuit of need satisfaction by all means possible. The research covers three groups of adolescents: graffiti drawers, law-abiding teenagers and juvenile offenders. The research has shown that deprivation of the privacy, i.e. private space, choice of friends, own interests and values can trigger deviant behavior among adolescents.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s4p225


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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