1990'4, p.108
Znakov V. V.
Psychological study of personality comprehention stereotypes concerning Afghanistan veterans

The article contains comparative analysis of different population groups (Soviet and American respectively) attitude towards Afghanistan and Vietnam veterans. It is shown that Soviet (contrary to American) not participating in the war citizens consider veterans to be different in personality traits (statistically significant differences arc found concerning such traits as "assessment", "strength", "activity"). Personality comprehention stereotypes are un-homogeneous and psychologically controversive. On one hand the population is hound to see Afghanistan veterans as brave, willful, dependable persons-hardboiled men, and on the other hand, veterans are considered as lonely and suffering the lack of understanding or apathetic and depressed ones.