|26th International Congress of Applied Psychology July 16-21, 2006 - Athens, Greece|
Creative Personification from Protest Mass by Reflective Interviews
Naydonov Mykhaylo - Social & Political Psychology Institute Kyiv – Ukraine.
This investigation started in the style of the psychological documentation with its main purpose to fix emotional, intellectual, personal and inter-group components of participants’ conscious-ness. A method of video (audio) interview was applied. The matter of the investigation were par-ticipants of mass events from 22.11.04 — 09.12.04 (Êyiv). The subject was the participants’ per-sonal reflection of the event. The respondents were taken out of the “Maydan” context through a suggestion to participate in a public self-investigation. A semantic background of the interview structure were the following questions: In the present events context, what NEW appeared in Your knowledge, experience, relationships, feelings? If You could be plunged in thoughts and feelings of the opposite camp representatives (blue / orange) what NEW appeared in their knowledge, experience, relationships, feelings? What do they think about you, what do you want to tell them as to people? Are masses on “Maydan” a manifestation of their civil position or an effect of politicians’ manipulations through Mass Media? The Investigation was held both in the camp of “power” (n=50) and in the opposition camp (n=248). Formal and semantic indicators were distinguished. The content analysis of participants’ reflection demonstrates the mechanism of the creative personification from protest mass.