|26th International Congress of Applied Psychology July 16-21, 2006 - Athens, Greece|
Enduring Empowerment and Reflectivity on Mass Political Action
Naydonova Lyubov - Social & Political Psychology Institute Kyiv – Ukraine.
Grigorovska Lyubov - Social & Political Psychology Institute Kyiv – Ukraine.
Empirical model is Maydans - mass political actions: November, 2004 – the January, 2005 (the most mass 23.11 – 8.12 in Ęyiv) is the date of mass political action in Ukraine, which named ‘orange revolution’. The movement of Maydans involved all the country. Mass actions took place in all 27 regions of Ukraine (during the period of December, 2004 – January, 2005).
Every fifth Ukrainian citizen took part in the mass actions, the total number of participants came to nearly 5 million people. The biggest mass action was held in Kyiv where in the streets simultaneously gathered together about 1,5 million citizens. During the two weeks the number varied within 500-700 thousands of participants. Psychological phenomenon of this mass political action were investigated by Ukrainian psychologists. Symposium gathers together the studies of the social tension, emotions and reflectivity during mass actions which are integrated under the theoretical conception of enduring empowerment and national identity.