PSYCHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF AGE INITIATION IN A FAIRY TALE
Abstract. The article reveals the meaning and content of the process of initiation in a fairy tale from a psychological point of view. It is shown that the initiation rites that mark the transition from childhood to adulthood in fairy tales are very diverse, often cruel and lead to the symbolic death of the hero, which is a necessary psychological condition for the growth and development of the individual at the stages of growing up and acquiring a new social status.
Key words: initiation, fairy tale, sacraments, transition from childhood to adulthood
Solovieva Anna – student of the direction of preparation 45.03.01 – Philology, orientation (profile) «Native philology (Russian language and literature)» of the North Caucasian Federal University, Stavropol.
Scientific adviser – Solovieva Olga – Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of Correctional Psychology and Pedagogy, North Caucasus Federal University, Stavropol