Aberrational Socialization as a New Type of Socialization of an Individual in Modern Information Society


  • Vitalii Kurylo Taras Shevchenko Luhansk National University, Starobilsk, Ukraine
  • Sergii Savchenko Taras Shevchenko Luhansk National University, Starobilsk, Ukraine
  • Olena Karaman Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, Starobilsk, Ukraine




aberrational socialization, information society, information and psychological warfare, information and psychological security, individual.


The article deals with the substantiation of the notion of “aberrational socialization” as a new type of socialization of an individual in modern information society. Based on the analysis of the main provisions of the classical theory of socialization of individuals and taking into account the peculiarities of modern information and psychological warfare aimed at unleashing military conflicts, affecting people‟s mass and individual consciousness that causes transformation of a man‟s psychic, change of system of values, attitudes, views, thoughts, opinions, activities and behavior, the authors introduce the notion of “aberrational socialization” which they understand as a negative, distorted, misinterpreted, strained socialization, i.e. a formation of an individual with explicit negative and distorted social characteristics under the influence of external factors and aggravated by a person‟s individual features. The authors describe the essential characteristics of aberrational socialization of an individual and work out social and psychological mechanisms that can prevent the development of this negative type of socialization in conditions of modern information society. The conclusion is made about the necessity to work out a social and pedagogical content and technologies of the formation of an individual‟s psychological resistance, his information and psychological security which have to become a foundation for the transformation of aberrational socialization into a successful socialization and self-realization of a person.

Author Biographies

Vitalii Kurylo, Taras Shevchenko Luhansk National University, Starobilsk, Ukraine

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Full Member of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Head of the Academic Council of Taras Shevchenko Luhansk National University, Starobilsk, Ukraine

Sergii Savchenko, Taras Shevchenko Luhansk National University, Starobilsk, Ukraine

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Rector of Taras Shevchenko Luhansk National University, Starobilsk, Ukraine

Olena Karaman, Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, Starobilsk, Ukraine

Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Educational and Scientific Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology of Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, Starobilsk, Ukraine


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How to Cite

Kurylo, V., Savchenko, S., & Karaman, O. (2020). Aberrational Socialization as a New Type of Socialization of an Individual in Modern Information Society. Postmodern Openings, 11(1), 225-237. https://doi.org/10.18662/po/117



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