International Society of Political Psychology

Conference Abstracts

Formation of psychological stability of the population in modern crisis conditions in Russia

Vlada Titova, St.-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy

Conference: ISPP 2011
Affiliation: St.-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy
Research Area: Social inequality and social change

Crisis is the situation of uncertainty destroying one of base requirements of the person: requirement for safety, stability, confidence in future. First of all, crisis can be dangerous to psychologically unprepared person. The most part of the troubles caused by system political and economic crises, we receive in huge and uncontrolled feeling of alarm. We don't know what to do, whom to trust, for whom to go. The problem of formation of psychological stability of the population to the crisis phenomena becomes the major problem for the modern country leaders. Psychological stability is the complete characteristic of the person providing his stability to frustration and stress influence of difficult situations. In St.-Petersburg practical work in formation of psychological stability of the population is spent. It includes some components:
- The psychological and psychotherapeutic help with use a tele- and radio of programs;
- The psychotherapeutic help rendered on primary polyclinic reception;
- The consultation help rendered by a city anonymous telephone hotline;
- The psychotherapeutic help rendered at emergency situations.
In the report it will be presented an estimation of efficiency of spent measures and change of the psychological status of citizens of a city.