Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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Guseltseva M.S. Adolescence: the myth or the reality? The interdisciplinary approach to the problem

Full text in Russian: Гусельцева М.С. Отрочество: миф или реальность? Междисциплинарный подход к проблеме
Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia

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This article is devoted to interdisciplinary studying of a phenomenon of adolescence by the French and American researchers, beginning from the etymological analysis of concept, historical and ethnographic studies and finishing sociological, physiological and literary interpretations. Affirms the cultural invention of adolescence as age period and dependence of course of teenage crisis on a cultural-historical context.

Keywords: adolescence, adolescent, identity, interdisciplinary approach, crisis of identity


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Date of publication: 14 October 2008.

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Guseltseva Marina S. Ph.D., Leading Scientific Employee, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, ul. Mokhovaya, 9, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Guseltseva, M. S. (2008). Adolescence: the myth or the reality? Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 1(1). Retrieved from [in Russian, abstr. in English].

Russian State Standard GOST P 7.0.5-2008
Guseltseva M.S. Adolescence: the myth or the reality? [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2008. N 1(1). URL: (date of access: [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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