What Can Psychology Offer in Security Sciences – Cross-Cultural Psychology Approach

What Can Psychology Offer in Security Sciences – Cross-Cultural Psychology Approach

Marzanna Farnicka, Ph.D.
University of Zielona Góra, POLANDD

Psychology as a field of an applied social science could offer theories, procedures and trainings in solving some basic problems (e.g. fear, injustice) in security studies. This paper was inspired by SALTO report (2012). In the first part of the paper, the report and “working’ definition of intercultural competencies are described. This article is focused on solving problems, such as loosing social skills and challenges or profits connected with future. In this approach the theories of acculturation and emotional-cognitive processes were used. The processes of the development of basic skills such as: coping with insecurity, critical thinking, tolerance of ambiguity, communication were described. The review of the literature and some applications of this subject were presented as a step to use them in everyday practice. Having a framework of intercultural competence such as these presented and discussed above, it can be helpful in ensuring a more comprehensive, integrated approach in everyday work and life.
Article history
Received: 22.02.2018 Accepted 15.03.2018

Key words
behavioural patterns, intercultural competence, individual and group security, training

10.24356/SD/25/2