Suicidal Behavior and Defense Mechanisms at Early Adulthood
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Suicidal Behavior and Defense Mechanisms at Early Adulthood
Vershinkina Elena Valerevna

Master of Science, Department of Safety Psychology in Education at Moscow City University of Psychology and Teaching

127051, Moscow, Sretenka str. 29



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In article the problem of suicide behavior at the advanced teenage age and its communication with protective mechanisms of mentality is investigated. The teenage age is characterized by formation of feeling of a maturity, critical for the individual psychological and physiological changes. There are considerable changes in Self-concept structure, tendency to the introspection amplifies, some personal qualities are exposed to essential revaluation. The main psychological sense of teenage suicides consists in desire to draw attention to itself, to the problem and to emotions in relation to current situation. Because of infantile ideas of death, the majority of teenagers has no real desire to die. Because of it the teenager such means of commission of the suicide act which are estimated by adults as not dangerous, but as in a condition of crisis it is difficult to teenager to predict the actions can get out, the way chosen by it can do serious harm physical a state or lead to death. In this article an inspection of a hypothesis of interrelation of the general intensity of protective mechanisms and tendency to manifestation of suicide reactions was carried out. For check of a hypothesis results the researches conducted among pupils of 10-11 classes at the age of 15-17 years were used. Still there is not resolved a question of what protective mechanisms are shown at various forms of suicide behavior. It is considered that at individuals with the raised tendency to suicide risk the general intensity of protective mechanisms is significantly higher, than at people with smaller suicide manifestations. For the persons inclined to suicide manifestations, mechanisms of a projection, intellectualization, denial and regression are most characteristic. In this research the hypothesis of interrelation of the general intensity of protective mechanisms and tendency to manifestation of suicide reactions was made and confirmed.

Keywords: psychology, suicidal behavior, defense mechanisms, personalitiy, suiside, teenager age (early adulthood), schoolers, personal qualities, psychological prevention of mental diseases, Self-Concept
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