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THE SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL ADAPTATION OF STUDENTS IN A MULTIETHNIC ENVIRONMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY
N.V. Vinichuk, V.V. Kalita



         Nataliya Vladimirovna Vinichuk Candidate of Science (Psychology), Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology, School of Humanities at Far Eastern Federal University.

E-mail: vinichuk-natalya@mail.ru


         Vitaliy Vladimirovich Kalita Candidate of Science (Psychology), Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology, School of Humanities at Far Eastern Federal University.

E-mail: v_kalita@yahoo.com

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The socio-psychological adaptation of students in a multiethnic environment of the university was studied. An Empirical Study of term "typical Chinaman" at notions of Chinese and Russian students was held. The characteristics of these notions were evaluated as indicators of intercultural social and psychological adaptation. The image of "typical Chinaman" was positive at all students. "Typical Chinaman" was a decent, honest, responsible, kind, friendly, noble, sincere, clever, cheerful, responsive, sociable, strong-willed, optimistic, balanced, generous and modest man in the representations of the Chinese students. The Russian students the image of "typical Chinaman" was coupled with words the hard-working, cheerful, kind, friendly, sociable, sincere, modest, artful, dark-haired, undersized, noisy and numerous. In general, image typical Chinaman contained many externally observable signs, descriptive characteristics and ethnic symbols of China in the notions of Russian young people. The Chinese students, on the contrary, image typical Chinaman was coupled with positive socially important qualities of man.

        Key words: socio-psychological adaptation, multiethnic environment of the university, image, representations, psychosemantics, ethnopsychological qualities, ethnic stereotype.


 
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