Teaching psychology in the school as a condition of psychological literacy of students
A.D. Andree va, E.E. Danilova
Establishment of RAE «Psychological Institute», Moscow
Studied the operationalization of the concept of psychological literacy, as well as receiving the empirical data describing the emergence of psychological foundations of literacy at all stages of schooling. Pupils studying psychology, is actively used to describe psychological phenomena are equally as worldly as well as scientific and psychological concepts. Pupils are not studied psychology, take to describe psychological phenomena mainly everyday concepts: 1) the sixth-graders, these concepts are supplemented by a small fraction of the concepts of biological content, and 2) high school students used science psychological concepts instead of biological concepts, maintaining an overwhelming share of everyday life concepts. Not owning cultural psychological language, high school students are not studying psychology increasingly turn to describe psychological phenomena to the use of fuzzy, unclear, ambiguous concepts and figurative expressions.
Keywords: psychological literacy, development, schooling.