Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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Zyrianova N.M. Is there happiness? (Are children happy during crisis?)

Full text in Russian: Зырянова Н.М. Счастье есть? (Счастливы ли дети в кризис?)
Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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The results of the second phase of the study of the image of the world in modern preschoolers conducted by research group of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University psychogenetics department are presented. The first phase of the study was conducted in 1992-1998, the second phase – in 2001 and in the end of 2009 – the beginning of 2010. Besides other questions during the interview children were asked about crisis, unemployment and happiness. The results show that children of senior preschool age are happy despite of political, economic and social situation in the country. Children of six do not feel negative consequences of global economic crisis and think that because of crisis nothing changed in their families.

Keywords: the image of the world, happiness, preschooler, senior preschool age, preschoolers’ representations of happiness, crisis perception


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 09-06-00442а.

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Received 15 July 2010. Date of publication: 31 October 2010.

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Zyrianova Nadezda M. Ph.D., Department of Behavioral Genetics, Faculty of Psychology, The Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Zyrianova, N. M. (2010). Is there happiness? (Are children happy during crisis?). Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 5(13). Retrieved from 0421000116/0044. [in Russian, abstr. in English].

Russian State Standard GOST P 7.0.5-2008
Zyrianova N.M. Is there happiness? (Are children happy during crisis?) [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2010. N 5(13). URL: (date of access: 0421000116/0044. [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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