Archive for January/2010

14
Jan

POLITICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Written on January 14, 2010 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

Political Psychology is a very interesting discipline as it allows us to know more about the world of politics.

It is known as a scientific discipline whose aim is the description and explanation of political behaviour by means of studying factors which influence it, such as social, environmental and psychological factors.

Political Psychology is involved in many political aspects which occur before the society, such as:

The analysis of the political messenge, a suitable configuration of the text is of great importance, the language used, the public stage, etc, in order to produce the desired effect on society.

The analysis of the psychological impact which is made by the politician´s personality on the public is very important so making it necessary for them to receive advice on behaviour, attitudes, ect, which are adapted to the thinking, undestanding and tastes of the society to be managed.

– Psychological interpretation of the repercussions of political information which is published in the media.

Psychological advice for political marketing.

In this way, Political Psychology can contribute to politicians ganing leadership and control of our society, as it aids them in winning over supporters, voters, assistance, management of critical situations, public alarm, crisis, uncertainty, etc.

11
Jan

BIPOLAR DISORDER NEWS

Written on January 11, 2010 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

trastorno bipolar2In an article published in the newspaper 20 minutos.es, about persons who suffer from a bipolar disorder, the professor of psychiatry at the University of Oviedo, Julio Bobes, asserts that there are studies which reveal that these people have a lower life expectancy of some 10 to 15 years.

The difficulty of diagnosing this disorder means that a there is a delay of approximately seven years in its emission, as well as a tendency to suffer from other diseases. Further more, the great importance of changes in mental states may be some of the causes of these people´s situation.

11
Jan

ERGONOMICS

Written on January 11, 2010 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

Ergonomia_1Ergonomics was created in the 1950s by engineers who were interested in the design of workplaces. Its knowledge base consists of contributions deriving from other sciences such as psychology, physiology, industrial engineering, biomechanics, etc.

These days, the aim of its application in the workplace is the creation of a suitable match between the employee, the kind of work being carried out and the materials which are required. In other words, its main objetive is the adaptation of the environment to the needs and abilities of the people involved in order to guarantee harmony between the workplace and the employee´s activity.

The desired results revolve around an increase in the efficiency, safety, satisfaction, productivity, personal development etc.

Given the great importance which psychosocial factors take on in the area of ergonomics, we suggest you extend you go into this in more depth by means of the following chapter of Psychosocial factors and Organization.

11
Jan

SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES

Written on January 11, 2010 by PsychIE Author in Uncategorized

mensajes subliminalesHumans are able to unconsciously perceive certain stimuli in their surroundings and whose intensity may approach both our minimum sensory threshold as well as the absolute maximum, usually of brief duration. These are known as subliminal messages.

But, do they have any effect on our behaviour?

This is the primary question and to answer it the first study was carried out in the 1950s and is still being researched today. What we do know is that independently of their efficacy, such messages have been used a large extent in the advertising sector in the spite of being considered illicit. It is interesting that they can be found with a wide variety of products, films and even in drawings.

Find out where subliminal messages have been used.

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