Buchek, Albina Alexandrovna – Candidate of Psychology, Senior Lecturer? the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology-Pedagogical Faculty of the Kamchatka State University n. a. Vitus Bering.
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The article contains the description of the research results of ethnic auto- and hetero-stereotypes of the indigenous minorities of Kamchatka (Chukchy, Koryaks, Evens, Itelmens) as they are percieved by Kamchatka youth. The analysis of the stereotypic images of a North man gave the possibility to determine the degree of intercultural understanding, and mutual penetrability of psychological borders between the peoples inhabiting Kamchatka.
Key words: ethnic group, indigenous minorities of Kamchatka, intercultural mutual understanding, ethnic stereotypes, autostereotypes, heterostereo-types.