Misunderstood Psychology

Since the mind of a person is shaped by the experiences, the same applies to groups of people too. The Indian population has been through enough events for them to have deep scars in their minds. From the fight for independence to modernization, our people have constantly experienced events of varying influences and intensities.

Decades after independence, we can still trace the imprints it has left on the minds of the people. Some how, glorifying the whites or even considering them superior stems partly out of the experiences that our ancestors had while our country was colonized. So has other events such as droughts, famines, bomb blasts, existence of the underworld, wars and so on have deeply affected the people.

But we seem to ignore the mental health of the public. We never quite pay attention to whether our citizens are peaceful within their minds.

On the contrary, Psychology in India is perceived to be exclusively for the mentally retarded. It is almost a taboo to take any assistance from mental health professionals. The upper classes are aware of the benefits of Psychological assistance but the common folks have no idea whatsoever. The people would rather burden themselves with negativity than seek help.

Social stigmas make it worse for the people to take a step towards mental freedom. The constant scrutiny that our people have been subjected to by the society plays the role of an even deadlier obstacle. The fact that our society is so bothered about other people’s business itself is a sign of a judgmental attitude.

Psychology is for each and everyone. The name may seem a little daunting but whats really in just a name?

An individual could benefit for all areas by using this field of expertise. If we only take some examples from the society and analyze them, we would be alble to realize how beautifully Psychology uplifts individuals.

Often parents and students are worried about educational and career issues. From measuring IQ to analyzing aptitude, Psychologists can be very instrumental in finding directions to one’s important decisions. Attention, memory, consistency and such important factors required while studying can be enhanced with the help of correct methods and therapies.

Psychology does not believe in the concept of anything being wrong with anyone. It only identifies the different ways that people behave and how it affects them. If the behaviour produces harmful results then Psychology helps the individual modify that behaviour into a positive trait. Psychology is never about changing the individualities of people. It is only about improvements, modifications and a better understanding of oneself.

Usually the term Psychology just incites the words depression, suicide and so on in people’s minds. However, those people do not realize that that thought itself is a stereotype. It is a prejudice that they hold against Psychology. Psychology can help them understand the true meaning of the field.

It is definitely a fact that Psychology deals with addiction, anxiety, panic, anger and so on. But it is also true that the same field is used in everyday life by people. From the colour in your office to the shape of the furniture, everything is related to Psychology. Everything boils down to what the individual will feel while in the situation.

People do not give much importance to the amount of emotions that affect them at a daily basis. They handle stress at a continous rate. It becomes a habit for them. They begin to believe that it is a way of life. However, it is not so.

Basic stress is good. It is necessary for survival. But when this stress becomes overbearing, it proves to be harmful. This is exactly what the Psychologists extract from the lives of stressed individuals. It is always the unwanted stressors that bother people constantly. Stress could lead to disastrous diseases too.

Our country had developed by leaps and bounds. There is undeniable development. We can notice the people running around stressed and irritated. Traffic jams are the best examples where we can witness the irritability of the people. It takes little provocation to start huge fights.

Day by day, there is an increase in the decline of mental health of our citizens. It is apparent and abvious. The day we begin to stop thinking of such negative phenomenon as a normal reaction to modernization, we might see some improvement. 

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