Katarzyna Szybińska, Dominika Mroczkowska,
Zuzanna Toeplitz

    The study deals with the image of the psychologist in the eyes of non-psychologists and whether this image changes with respect to the age of the subjects.  Two groups have been studied: children (N=67) and adults (N=116). They selected from the list of adjectives such descriptions that were appropriate to a description of the psychologist. An analysis of findings has shown that in all groups the image of the psychologist was positive, and the subjects were generally unanimous in their selection of particular adjectives. Children and women selected more positivew traits; the number of negative traits in all groups did not differ. The convergence of descriptions concerned the number of positive traits in the descriptions of children and adult women, and the number  of negative traits in the descriptions of girls and adults.The positive traits mentioned in the descriptions of psychologists consist of three categories, i.e. positive attiude: kind, nice, sympathetic, friendly, warm; strong ego: patient, calm, composed, even-tempered, inquiring; professional responsibility: trustworthy, discreet, responsible, judicious. The negative traits describe three types of people, i.e. the researcher: with reserve, suspicious, strange, secretive, cool; the ruler: self-confident, cunning, lordly, unpredictable, manipulating; the speaker: cool, criticising, bigheaded, partial, insidious.

Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 13.06.2007, godz. 11:41 - Ewelina Soszyńska