Yesterday I was listening to the book that I already shared - "Together apart", about the psychological aspects of the ongoing pandemic. And I still highly recommend it - it is very concentrated, scientific, well structured work of several researchers.
So yesterday I stopped to think about social identity. This is how we see ourselves and our role in groups. group processes and intergroup relationships. This is us in family, at work, in a concert, in a café, in a crowd, on a bus or on a beach. Multiple limits set during quarantine made us abandon or significantly change these specific roles. And if we define ourselves only who we are at work, i a circle of friends or in a hobby club - then we definitely have nothing to rely on. This is where we need to be united the most - and this is where we saw most of the difficulties recently.
Social identity theory focuses on phenomena such as prejudice, discrimination, ethnocentrism, stereotyping, intergroup conflict, conformity, normative behavior, group polarization, crowd behavior, organizational behavior, leadership, deviance, and group cohesiveness. Sounds familiar as of recent news and events?
My name is Monika, I am health and nutrition psychologist. I help to deal with daily and difficult questions about behavior, thinking, emotions. I write, teach and provide psychological counselling.
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Jolanda Jetten, Stephen D. Reicher, S. Alexander Haslam, Tegan Cruwy, "Together Apart: The Psychology of COVID-19" is a book by four social psychologists about the pandemic, about how we succeed and fail to deal with it and which psychological phenomenons take part in it. We do not necessarily realize that identity perception, leadership, social influence, difference between "comply" and "support", behavior change, conspiracy theories, social distancing, group threats, risk perception and management, collective trauma, mass psychology, solidarity, inequality, polarization and group identity have an impact on all of us, all at once.
To be able to identify the importance and magnitude of each factor is not an easy task, but might be easier to handle after reading this great book.
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Minimalism is a way of life focused on owning as few things as possible (or only as many as necessary). Besides obvious financial or time-saved-for-tidying advantages, switching to minimalism as minimalism itself has noticeable psychological benefits.
Participants in this qualitative study were practitioners of minimalism. They stated that they enjoy an improved wellbeing due to increased autonomy, competence, mental space, awareness and positive emotions. Previous research also identifies themes of simplicity, pro-ecological behaviors and control on materialism.
How many thing s do you own that you do not really need? And how about that mental space?...
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Does minimalism, besides being nice source of content for social media, have any other benefits, for example, psychological? Apparently, it does.
The research outlines four behaviors related to minimalism: clutter removal, cautious shopping, longevity (of the purchased items, I assume) and self-sufficiency.
The research also found that minimalism significantly increases feeling of flourishing (nice choice of the term!) and alleviates depression.
👆 I _always_ said, that tidying is a great form of meditation, that it is also a series of calm, repetitive motions (and leads to relaxation), besides, the result is always visually pleasing!
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