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Part 4: Psychology Within Politics – The EU Referendum

Cameron v Johnson Credibility of the source of information plays a huge part in the effectiveness of a message.  An untrustworthy politician could be communicating sound arguments for a political campaign; however, due to previous indiscretions we cannot help but distrust this politician, which leads us to focus on the source rather than the communication.  In addition, modern day politics imitates a popularity contest, it is less about the message and more to do with who we can relate to and who we like the most.  Our assessments of political […]...

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Part 3: Psychology Within Politics – The EU Referendum

Safety & Immigration Remain Another position held by the ‘remain’ supporters is that we are safer and resilient as part of the EU in relation to the European Arrest Warrant and the option to join our forces together with the EU to fight global threats.  Campaigners suggest that fighting cross-border crime with the European Arrest Warrant is safer as opposed to fighting ‘alone’.  Risk in general is often an undesirable action when the gains of said risk are unclear and the potential loss is great.  Inciting uncertainty and again scaremongering […]...

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How To Help Zayn Malik’s Performance Anxiety

Former One Directioner, Zayn Malik has pulled out of Capital’s Summertime Ball due to anxiety. In a message to fans, Zayn has expressed his struggle quoting the ‘magnitude of the event’ has caused him to suffer the worst anxiety of his career. Performance anxiety is very common and while low level anxiety can be productive for a performer, it becomes a problem when the common level of nervousness manifests in destructive symptoms such as dizziness, nausea or palpitations. What is important to remember is that celebrities are just like us, […]...

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Why Do Football Fans Riot? – A Psychologists’ View

The UEFA Euro 2016 is just a few days old, yet violence, clashes between fans and riots have been plentiful in the host city of Marseille, France. On Saturday after England drew with Russia, fans broke over barricades in place to separate them from one another. A brawl ensued with many injured taken to hospital, with one Briton said to be in critical condition. The media are branding the fans in Marseille as ‘hooligans’ and the ‘real terrorists’. Football is widely acknowledged as the world’s most popular single sport and […]...

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