Formation of life safety culture: social, psychological and historical excursion

Authors

  • Aleksandr P. Gerasimchik
  • Aleksey B. Bogdanovich State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25, Minsk, 220118, Belarus
  • Viktor A. Karpievich State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25, Minsk, 220118, Belarus
  • Vsevolod N. Sergeev State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25, Minsk, 220118, Belarus

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33408/2519-237X.2018.2-1.121

Keywords:

life safety culture, psychology of safety, sociocultural practices, pralogical thinking, rationalization of risks, socialization, collective representations

Abstract

Purpose. To demonstrate the evolution of cultural practices, united by the term «safety culture».

Methods. General logical methods, conceptual analysis, retrospective analysis, problem-chronological method, synchronic method, prototypical approach, ideal-typical approach, typological approach.

Findings. The safety culture is a multiple-aspects phenomenon and includes two dimensions: a safety culture «from down» and a safety culture «from top». Both dimensions are in a complex relationship, which is reflected in a large array of ethnographic, historical, psychological and sociological data.

Application field of research. The specific character of everyday safety practices is of fundamental importance in the process of forming of life safety culture. Conclusion. The formation of life safety culture is to be carried out within the process of socialization in the form of teaching key skills, giving the high priority to safety issues.

Author Biographies

Aleksandr P. Gerasimchik

PhD in Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor

Aleksey B. Bogdanovich, State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25, Minsk, 220118, Belarus

Chair of Humanities, Head of Chair; PhD in Historical Sciences, Associate Professor

Viktor A. Karpievich, State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25, Minsk, 220118, Belarus

Chair of Humanities, Associate Professor; PhD in Historical Sciences, Associate Professor

Vsevolod N. Sergeev, State Educational Establishment «University of Сivil Protection of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus»; ul. Mashinostroiteley, 25, Minsk, 220118, Belarus

Chair of Humanities, Associate Professor; PhD in Historical Sciences, Associate Professor

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Gerasimchik А., Bogdanovich А. Б., Karpievich В. А. and Sergeev В. (2018) “Formation of life safety culture: social, psychological and historical excursion”, Journal of Civil Protection, 2(1), pp. 121–135. doi: 10.33408/2519-237X.2018.2-1.121.