This poster illustrates the effects that society and culture have on the psyche and psychology. The difficulty of people trying to function in a society that does not resonate with them can be seen as the root of many mental health problems. I use theories identified with Maslow and Erikson as a way of getting the teachings of psychology more integrated into society. Works of Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Church, Betty Freidan, and Leon Festinger are used as a way of explaining how unresolved cognitive dissonance has negative effects on people.
psychology, community, culture, psyche, society, mental health
Community Psychology | Personality and Social Contexts | Psychology
Fields, Brittany, "Cognitive Dissonance in Society" (2017). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 48.