Psychodynamics is an important aspect of understanding human behavior and human response. It basically aims to improve the way humans understand the way their mind functions and how well their physical capacities are able to respond to such matters accordingly. This entails the connection of the conscious versus the unconscious behavioral response of individuals to particular situations that each person encounters. Practically, this study views that humans tend to react to situations according to their knowledge and understanding of how the issues develop and how these matters should fully affect them.
At present, news items that are released by media are considered to be edited according to how news anchors and news networks want to present the facts to the people who are listening to their presentations. Practically, psychodynamic procedures and theories imply on the fact that the manipulation of such news reports lead towards the implicative consideration by which the attention and interest of the audience are directed towards considering the different issues surrounding them accordingly. Presented herein are some sample news pieces that have been released online and on print during the past few days. They are to be analyzed according to the psychological value they have and the psychodynamic concepts and principles used to identify well with the way these news pieces are passed on for public knowledge.
Samples and Analysis
-This news article indicates the condition by which a school in Orono District has been sued for discrimination. The trial ended up in favor of the girl allowing individuals to use bathrooms according to their sexual preferences and not their actual physiological identity for gender.
This article obviously utilizes the primary process of thinking or also known as the pleasure principle to provide a definite indication on the supposed reaction of the public on the situation being presented. It could be observed that the news represents the less-defined sector of the community, the transgender society, who are most often than not discriminated for their personal stand on sexuality and gender differences. It could be understood that somehow, in the past, not one expert would give attention to this matter as homosexuality is understood as a normative topic, a taboo that need not be talked about, if not prohibited.
However, as times pass and the situations change, the transgender society becomes strongly recognized and is gradually being accepted in the community as somewhat normal. The deterrent ways by which the change and attitudinal transformation occurs could be accounted for with the determinable distinction of what William James and Boris Sidis notes as The Subconcious Mind. This is how the culture and the desire to be recognized as ‘one among the others’ are slowly becoming the central point of concern for experts who tend to cater to the demands of the members of the third sex. Practically, the essence of physiological identity is covered up by the emergence of the figurative being. Trying to get what they want and be understood the way that they really are [no matter how illogical or irrational it may seem] is becoming a definite course of development especially when it comes to establishing the real stand of the said members of the community in the face of global advancement. Treating the pleasure point of the desire to be accepted, this news report gives hope to those who might be undergoing the same pattern of personal gender confusion to determine the possibility of being fully accepted by a community that they hope to be included in. To its success, the news report on the court siding the desire of the young transgender girl to be identified the way that she wants to be accepted gives a determinable course of development on how the court becomes more concerned about the more abstract form of rights that humans possess. It is expected that after the emergent presentation of this news report, there would be more instances of such condition of choice and decisions to affect the modern society’s position in sexual distinction to occur in the future; thus imposing a stronger and more determined identification of the rights of the LGBT society [not only in developed countries but around the globe as well].
This news report entails to present the horror of living in the middle of civil chaos [in relation to what is happening in Iraq]. The involvement of the US army and the US administration in the situation entails to provide the world a sense of understanding on what is the real role of the country in assuming the possibility of providing aid to those who are oppressed by the situation and hopefully ending the chaotic situation the said country and among its people.
Using the reality principle, this report hopes to provide a proper picture on what is happening in Iraq and how much involved US tends to be. Supported by the insistence of the Psychoanalytic Theory introduced by Sigmund Freud, it is the aim of this news report to present the general public regarding the situation and how containing it could provide a better source of strength for the Iraqi administration to deal with the social commotion they are facing, this news aims to entice the audience into believing that the moves of the American government are justifiable enough due to the fact that they are completing such tasks to be able to make a definite change on the lives of those who are directly afflicted by the situation.
Although for some critics, the involvement of the US army and administration I the Iraqi situation may not be that necessary, this news report says otherwise. Proving the role of the nation in the hope of improving the situation and redefining the stand of the people in the face of such social turmoil, this news piece aims to convince the public that what the US contingency force is doing is definitely needed for the sake of containing the situation and saving the lives and livelihood of the people residing in the nation.
The idea of having children ride their own school busses is dedicated towards the desire of parents to keep their children out from any particular accidents. The horror of receiving such news and how three lives have perished in the crash brings about a sense of doubt as well as realization on the part of the parents who identify well with the situation as they put their children in supposedly safe transportations as school busses.
Conscious psychodynamics entails the capacity of a person to know and understand what is currently happening around him and practically respond to such matter. Relatively, parents listening to this news report would normally get alarmed especially if they are among those who put their children in school buses every morning as their young ones are going to school. The supposed relaxed aura of the parents when they place their send their children to school in busses have been replaced by the doubts that are likely questioning their decision of whether or not to continue using school busses as the primary transportation for their children. Carl Jung’s Analytical Psychology suggests that humans respond to situations around them based on the experiences they have and the different assumptions of facts that usually adjudicate the distinction of what could be possibly real and what could be possibly unreliable when it comes to information analysis.
On the more positive aspect of public realization, this incident is expected to provide a definitive essence of alert-call to those who have the power to change the situation and transform the condition of school busses. Investigators of the case are given the chance to see through what actually happened and become more attentive of the details hence making sure that the same incident does not happen again. Protecting the lives of the children and the drivers as well, this incident calls for a more effective essence of controlling the situation especially involving the need to make a definite insistence on the creation of programs that would improve safety measures being followed by the operators and their drivers accordingly.
This report shows how a man [allegedly a robber] kicked a woman who was carrying her baby in New York. It shows in a community CCTV how the whole event happened and how the law enforcers responded to the matter.
The attachment theory defied by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth insists on the capacity of the public to respond to the situation according to the level of attachment that they have with issue being presented. Relatively, because of such value given to the news fact being shared, this report calls for action. Considering how the law enforcers of the city responded to the case insists on the possibility of improving the trust level that the community has towards the police force. Their strength and concentration on making sure that the safety of the public is given proper attention to intends to provide a sense of security to the people of New York. Using the reality principle of psychodynamics, this news report hopes to give a definite course of indication on how the law intends to protect the condition of the people amidst the sad realities existing in the world today.
This alarming news report insists on the matter that specifically calls for attention especially for those who are aiming to give attention how student-care is given careful concern by experts. The school protest that followed through intends to show how students are already taking their stand in the face of issues that they are confronted with. Unlike in the past, this news report intends to show how the times have already changed and how strong and insisting students have become through time.
Another approach towards using the attachment theory, this report hopes to call out to the public’s appeal towards being specifically attached to their desire of having recognizable and valuable forms of rights especially when it comes to protesting against matters that are against their will or the principles they follow to be evidently important. Through the use of the reality principle, this news article hopes to define the fact that times change and the attitude of humans change as well. Considerably, the school protest that preceded the charging of rape against a student specifically insists on the fact that social irregularities that confront young individuals do not get set aside anymore. Instead, they become more insistent in getting what they want and pursuing for what they think is right.
For the audience listening and reading through the report, this news gives a wakeup call on how the human culture changed through the years as well as how such changes affected the thinking of the younger members of the society.
Likely, not everyone might be interested in understanding the issue at hand; it could be understood how the news may not be completely interesting for the general public. Nevertheless, because of the manipulation of the data presented alongside the report, the issue became more interesting and definitely indicative of what he public has actually created a sense of realization on how the public should respond to issues as well as do the students did when it comes to protesting to protect their rights and their desire of being recognized as equal members of the community who need to be listened to and protected as well.
This news report presents a definite move that the UN operations intend to impose on the ongoing conflict in the Iraqi society. Their desire to make sure that nothing else is going to get more chaotic than the situation already is at present, the organization calls for the renouncement of the nuclear arms that are assumed to have the capacity to make the situation even harder to contend with.
Overall, this news report hopes to give attention to the fact that the general public need to know more about what is happening in the Iraqi society. It could be noted that somehow, the UN systems intend to provide a sense of distinct control on how the situation is directed in the country. Giving attention to the people and how they respond to the situation is an important aspect of the said movement. Protecting the general population of individuals residing around the globe, the UN organization hopes to call for the renouncement of nuclear arms owned by the country so as to make sure that they would not be tempted to use such elements to bring forth a sudden cessation to the situation.
Implications of Analysis
Generally, the news reports analyzed herein present the effective utilization of the pleasure and the reality principles of psychodynamics have been generally applied by news writers and presenters as they develop the news data they are aiming to give attention to and the type of message they are aiming to present to the public. Practical options of development in the society and how they perceive the news pieces is what is being aimed by the developers of such pieces of news presentation.
Practically, the analysis of the news reports presented herein give a definite indication of how the appeal to the reaction and response of the audience is carried into full account and full concern by the reporters. It is because of this particular concern that determining the worth of a particular news report could be given specific attention to. Notably, the use of psychodynamic motivation is used by media to fully influence the public on how they are going to understand and response to the issues accordingly.
With such approaches to presenting news reports to the public, it could be fully proven that media indeed incurs great influence to the thinking and personal development of the society. Practically, giving attention to the need of the audience to be involved in the situation is what makes these news reports more effective in influencing the thinking and the actions of the public.
The indicative pattern of how psychodynamics intend to provide the media a sense of control on how the people think and respond to crucial points of concerns in the society. The news pieces used to represent such fact in this particular documentation does impose on the need of improving the way the different systems of development occur in the society at present. Most often than not, the power of media does impose the capacity of external elements in the environment to suggest and control the thinking and actions of the people. Based on how the people respond to the situations they get involved in, the policy of psychodynamics applied into the different realms of considerations in the community create a sense of differential patterns of motivation among the members of the modern community.
Part of the real value of psychodynamics is the concept of determining the separation of reality and unconscious thoughts accordingly. In this documentation, the conflict between the conscious and the unconscious being in humans has been used to determine the pattern of thinking development that could be embraced by human individuals especially when it comes to interpreting the different situations occurring around them. Practical options of giving meaning to these pieces of collected data could either break or make the modern community based on the perception of humans towards the said issues of changes and developments happening around the globe.
True to its sense, it could be accepted herein that psychodynamics indeed have great power on insisting how modern developments in the society could be formulated based on the considerable attention that they get as based on the production of media presentations that would call for the attention of the public. Manipulating the given data to make sure that the proper messages get to the target listeners or the target audience has been used by media operators for many years to make sure that they are able to create connection with the public this directing them on how they should respond to matters accordingly. Notably, it could be understood through this that learning through the years has become a practical sense of realization on how psychodynamics does affect the developing essence of seeing how human behavior affects human response to emerging situations in the society.
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