Archive for September/2009

29
Sep

PROJECT “SECURITY IN DIVERSITY”

Written on September 29, 2009 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

invest.miguel.2The South American continent houses large cities at the height of their development. But it is also home to a large part of the most dangerous districts in the world. The professor of the School of Psychology at IE University, Dr. Miguel Angel Gandarillas, coordinator of the European project “Security in Diversity”, has finalised a visit to the sites with the highest ratio of murders and violence. As a general  conclusion, he has encountered a number of practices which are of great value for their creativity and innovation and which are bringing about a significant increase in the effectiveness of reducing crime and offences.

The project “Security in Diversity”, coordinated by the IE University, studies good innovative practices at an internacional level and analyses the feasibility of adapting new methods to the Madrid Central District using the approach of incorporating elements of social and cultural diversity in the improvement of citizen security as a strategy for social development and integration.

In the photo, the coordinator of the project next to Sergeant Adolfo Lora (from the Comunitaria de Jardim Ranieri base), on a field visit to the “Favela Jardim Angela” which the UN declared the most dangerous place in the world 10 years ago and which has now seen an extraordinary reduction in crime since the creation of the Community Police.

25
Sep

PSYCHOLOGISTS IN THE LABOR MARKET: MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

Written on September 25, 2009 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

Although not highly developed as a specialised discipline in universities, there are many psychologists working in the world of marketing and advertising. The field of most applied activity is that of market research and consumer behaviour. However, other options are available such as advertising, particularly if you are able to add an ability and interest in creative activities to your knowledge of psychology.

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25
Sep

DISCOVER THE PROFESSIONAL AVENUES IN PSYCHOLOGY

Written on September 25, 2009 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

General opinion with regards to professional options for psychologists is that they are few and far between. But, in reality, it is one of the most versatile degrees wich currently exist, with workplace opportunities on the increase. Companies, institutions, NGOs…all increasingly recognise the need to understand people and their behaviour in a different way.

To show you the great diversity of roles which psychologists undertake in the broader labor market, we are going to create entries which will show psychologists in a diverse range of professional carreers, which will in turn enable you to understand better the important contribution of this profession.

For starters…do you know what a Diversity Director does in an organisation? Uxio Malvido, Diversity Director for Merck and author of the blog Diversidad Corporativa gives us his take in this video.

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25
Sep

WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT: WHAT WE SAY OR WHAT WE DON´T SAY?

Written on September 25, 2009 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

SociometroUndoubtedly, at various times in your life, you have prepared a speech only to find yourself in this situation: such as attending a job interview or having to say something important to someone while controlling subsequent after-effects.

Well, researchers al MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have created a “socialmeter”, based on the idea that we don´t say more important than what we are really saying: check it out in “Create a device capable of measuring non-verbal language”

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