Merhaba Misafir

Sarajevo 2000: The Psychosocial Consequences Of War


Threatening life events shatter peoples' selves, weakening their sense of connectedness, stability of perception and values, along with many other responses. In a way, this also holds true for us psychologists: just like our clients, we experience threat, loss and a shaken sense of security with respect to our professional life. And as is the case for all human beings, it is helpful if we as psychologists remind ourselves to start again as soon as possible to communicate across newly emerging or re-emerging borders. It helps to start with facts, or what we believe to be facts. Consequently, we expected that the results of our research would help to assist psychologists to make a start in communicating again across former frontlines, even though these results deal with the impact of war activities on psychological processes. We found out that our colleagues in most countries in Southeast-Europe are also eager to join in such an exchange, contributing their own results and, perhaps later, their experiences. As the team of the Department Psychology at Munich Ludwig-Maximilians-University, we are happy to serve as a kind of catalyst for those evolving contacts. We hope this seed will grow further during the next few years.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : International Journal of Human Sciences
  • Yıl : 2004
  • Cilt : 1
  • ISSN : 2458-9489
  • Sayı : 2
  • eISSN : 1303-5134
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 0-0
  • IO Kayıt No : 42066
  • Yayıncı : J-Human Sciences