Distinctive Characteristics of Aggression in Adolescents with Mild Mental Retardation

Author(s)

Lyudmila A. Samoylyuk, Candidate of Sciences (Psychology), Associate Professor of the Department of Comprehensive Correction of Child Development Disorders, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4259-6661, Irkutsk State University

1 Karl Marks St, Irkutsk, Russia, 664003, tel.: +7 (3952) 243437, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kristina G. Logunova, Senior Teacher of the Department of Comprehensive Correction of Child Development Disorders, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8069-8511, Irkutsk State University

1 Karl Marks St, Irkutsk, Russia, 664003, tel.: +7 (3952) 243437, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anna E. Yushkova, Master of Science in Special (defectology-based) Education, Profile: Psychological and Pedagogical Support for Inclusive Education, Teacher, ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6686-0626, Secondary school No. 11

15 Traktovaya St, Kitoy microdistrict, Angarsk, Russia, 665852, tel.: +7 (3955) 500001, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract. Introduction. This paper presents the results of a comparative analysis of aggressive behavior in adolescents suffering from mild mental retardation given its nature of origin, which could either be a character trait and/or a behavioral pattern, or result from organic brain syndrome.

Materials and methods. The methods used in the study are the method of expert assessment (pedagogic assessment of disordered behavior with the Teacher questionnaire for identifying children with disordered behavior (E. L. Indenbaum); monitoring; psychological diagnostic method (the projective technique Children’s Apperceptive Test (S. Bellak) (Fig. 7); analysis of medical history and documents regarding the micro-social environment of the adolescent development; and the mathematical statistics method.

Results. Aggressive behavior in adolescents with organic brain syndrome is characterized by a severe disorder of emotional self-control, inadequate responses to an irritator of a certain degree, affective rigidity, and a long time necessary to return to a normal state. Distinctive characteristics of aggressive behavior in adolescents with aggression as an inherent character trait suggest that aggression occurs based on a specific situation and could be self-regulated or managed by exterior regulation.

Conclusion. The findings indicate that adolescents with mild mental retardation show aggression differently depending on the nature of its origin.

Keywords: aggressive behavior, aggression, adolescents with mental retardation, aggression as a character trait, aggression as a result of organic brain syndrome.

For citation: Samoylyuk L. A., Logunova K. G., Yushkova A. E. Distinctive Characteristics of Aggression in Adolescents with Mild Mental Retardation. Pedagogicheskiy IMIDZH = Pedagogical IMAGE. 2021; 15(2): 247-259. DOI: 10.32343/2409-5052-2021-15-2-247-259

UDС: 376.4

DOI: 10.32343/2409-5052-2021-15-2-247-259

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