The relevance of the study is conditioned by the re-estimation of values in modern society and a new understanding of security issues. As a result, security has acquired a complex structure, including the security of the individual in the process of life activity, protection of natural environment (biosphere), national security and global security. The purpose of the paper is to develop practical advice for teaching of university students the mechanisms of self-government of safe behavior. The leading approach to the study is the personal-activity-based approach, which allows considering the mechanisms of self-government of safe behavior of the individual as a set of techniques and methods of self-protection of the vital interests and countering the dangers and threats. The study involves 500 teachers, 500 students who have defined the criteria for effective mechanisms of self-government of safe behavior. The main results of the study is the development of mechanisms to counter the negative information and psychological effects (cognitive, emotional, behavioral) and mechanisms of information-psychological self-protection implemented in the unconscious, the subconscious, the conscious level. The significance of the results obtained is in the fact that the developed mechanisms for countering negative information and psychological influences contribute to the effectiveness of coping behavior, achieved by specially organized activity to overcome the dangers and threats and ensure personal safety. Mechanisms of information-psychological self-protection provide protection of the individual from the internal psychological discomfort or external psychological impact, cause the formation and development of adequate information and a rough basis of life activity.
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