Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio, Vol 12, No 1 (2018)

The Psycho-social Effects Of Democracy On Citizens

Sandu Mihaela Luminita

Abstract


Based on the interference of psychology with sociology, social psychology studies man in a social context, in a concrete situation and in interaction. The two areas, sociology and psychology intertwine and influence each other.

The implications of democracy in social life are the subject of study of social psychology, given that the factor that changes and generates change is the human beeing.

 An important concept of psychosocialism is the social influence, which affects people's beliefs, thoughts, concepts and feelings in the long run. At its core are certain mechanisms, such as: suggestion, imitation, psychological contamination. We can say that human behaviors are the result of social influence.

Democracy is a way to live, think, and act. The ideals for which people have fought over time - freedom, justice and equality, are also the values of democracy. To be democratic means to believe that all people are equal and have the right to live in dignity, respect and tolerance.


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