Ewa Trzebińska, Aneta Dowgiert
Wydział Psychologii
Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej


The paper presents results of two experimental studies concerning effects of polypsychism, that is possessing different subpersonalities. 295 subjects, students of various universities, took part in the study. In Experiment 1, three conditions were created: full access of consciousness to various subpersonalities, access of counscioussness to only one subpersonality and a lack of engagement of consciousness into „I”. It was found that subjects in whom full access of consciousness to their subpersonalities was allowed showed the widest range of coping strategies in problem situations when compared to other groups. However, although they did not show lowered mood – they also had the highest level of psychic fatigue. In Experiment 2, we wanted to check what conditions favour making use of the subpersonalities a person is aware of in real action. The level of intellectual self-analysis was manipulated as well as the number of consciously accessible subpersonalities. The subjects in whom the expectation for multi-way, relativistic reasoning and was a low number of personalities (but more than one) were suggested were found most efficient in action. The results of these two experiment suggest that polypsychism might be a factor for elasticity in understanding a situation and better performance complex tasks of social nature as long as the individual possesses high intellectual competences and effective mechanisms of information selection.
Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 09.03.2007, godz. 15:30 - Ewelina Soszyńska