Dagbaeva, Soelma Batomunkuevna – Candidate of Psychology, Senior Lecturer of the Zabaikalisky State Humanitarian-Pedagogical University (Chita).
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Monsonova, Aryuna Radnanimaevna – Candidate of Psychology, Senior Lecturer of the Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude).
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Bazarova, Dolgor Radnanimaevna – a graduate student of the Buryat State University (Ulan-Ude).
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The authors put forward the problem of socialization. Adolescence is a sensitive period when ethnic identification and self-awareness form. The authors consider psychological peculiarities of ethno-confessional communications of individuals within the unique conditions of the Baikal region, where representatives of different ethnic and religious groups live: Buryats (Buddhists and Orthodox Christians), Russians (Orthodox Christians and Old Believers), and shamanists.
Key words: the Baikal region, socialization, ethnic identification, ethnic consciousness, ethnic group, ethno-confessional communication, family.