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Psychological Analysis of the Young Generation in Contemporary Russia

Antonina Selezneva

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In accordance with the political psychological approach the social group “youth” is defined as a political generation. Each political generation has its own political consciousness and the specific forms of political activity. Political consciousness of youth consists of a complex of political representations which are enough changeable under the influence of current sociopolitical transformations and political values defining, finally, the relation of respondents to the power and the policy. Formation of the political consciousness of youth is in the political socialization process under the influence of the socialization institutes and agents. Modern Russian youth is characterized by participation in political youth organizations.

Keywords: Youth – Political Socialization – Political Representations – Political Values


Bibliography: Selezneva, Antonina: Psychological Analysis of the Young Generation in Contemporary Russia, PCS, 1-2013, pp. 67-75.