Психологические механизмы возникновения и коррекции внушенных детских страхов
On the basis of an own definition of fear, the authors present a hierarchical three-level typology of fears and provide a classification of children's fears. The phenomena of suggestion and countersuggestion are analyzed as psychological mechanisms of genesis and correction of suggested children's fears respectively. Game-playing therapy and art-therapy are presented as counter-suggestive techniques ensuring a child's liberation from suggested fears. For senior preschool children suffering from various suggested fears art-therapeutic exercises are a more effective correction (counter-suggestive) method than game-playing exercises.