Author (s): Razumeiko N., Tkachenko O., Demianenko Yu.

Work place:

Razumeiko N.,

PhD in Pedagogics, Associate Prof.,

Head of the Department of Pedagogics and Humanitarian Disciplines;

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Chernihiv, Ukraine;

Tkachenko O.,

PhD in Law,

Deputy Head of the Department of Tactical and Special Training;

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Chernihiv, Ukraine

Demianenko Yuliia Oleksandrivna,

PhD in Psychologies, Associate Prof.,

Associate professor of the Department of Psychology,

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Chernihiv, Ukraine

Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2020.

№ 1 (4): 95–105


The article addresses to the problem of adolescent aggression, and the analysis of individual age characteristics of its manifestation in everyday life. The essence, causes and consequences of aggression among adolescents are also revealed. The authors see the problem of conflict and aggression of adolescents in a society that has formed a system of raising children, the requirements for them, the attitude of adults towards adolescents that does not consider the peculiarities of their personal development, leading to conflict and aggressive behavior. The article shows that the intensive development of self-awareness and critical thinking leads to the fact that a child in adolescence finds contradictions not only in the world around him, but also within his own self-image, which is the basis for changing emotional and value attitudes towards himself, manifesting itself in a sharp a surge of dissatisfaction with oneself and a combination of such polar qualities as, for example, self-confidence and timidity, callousness and hypersensitivity, detachment and shyness. For a fuller image of the essence of aggressive behavior of adolescents, this problem is considered by the authors through the analysis of its motivation. Therefore, the role of feelings and emotions of a negative nature is considered: anger, fear, revenge, hostility, etc., because the aggressive behavior of adolescents associated with these emotions and is expressed in fights, beatings, insults, injuries, murders, sometimes in rape, injury or destruction of property. In addition, the authors note the manifestations of aggression are facilitated by the shortcomings of education provided by various institutions of socialization, including not only the family and school, but also the media and more. The authors note that there are different manifestations of adolescent aggression at different stages of the age: there is a shift from dominance in the early stages of adolescent development of physical aggression to verbal aggression in the later stages. The obtained and analyzed information in the article has not only psychological-theoretical significance but also a practical one, allowing to orient in the character of emotional-volitional and value-normative personality sphere of a teenage child, given the peculiarities of the social situation influence of its development and microenvironment.

Key words: aggression, adolescence, aggressive behavior, cruelty, conflict, moral norms.


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