Sagduyu Huzur Ve Guvenligin Korunmasinda Onemli Secimler Onemli Ancak Hayatin Sonu Degil 4008.jpg

Common sense, peace, and security are crucial for preservation! Elections are important but not the end of life!

Experts say that ‘voter psychology’ has long been an area of interest in psychology and aims to understand the psychological factors that shape individuals’ political attitudes. Dr. Serdar Nurmedov, a Psychiatrist, who emphasizes that voter behaviors are formed through a combination of rational and psychological factors, draws attention to the concepts of ‘supporter, partisan, and fanatic psychology.’ Nurmedov also highlights that elections are not the end of life and adds, “Elections are important and require serious consideration to make the right decisions. However, the impact of election results on other areas of life is limited, contrary to what is believed.” He further states, “It should not be forgotten that individuals who behave sensibly in their decisions are considered more respectable and trustworthy by society. Making and implementing sensible decisions is of utmost importance for the preservation of peace and security.”

Associate Professor Dr. Serdar Nurmedov, a psychiatrist at Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Hospital Feneryolu Medical Center, made explanations about voter psychology and voting behaviors based on psychological orientations.

Voter psychology provides clues on how campaigns should be organized

Dr. Serdar Nurmedov, a Psychiatrist, stated that ‘voter psychology’ is a research branch of psychology that examines voter behaviors and aims to understand the psychological reasons underlying individuals’ political preferences. He stated, “In general terms, voter psychology investigates the psychological factors behind individuals’ political choices and how these preferences are formed.” Nurmedov noted that voter psychology has long been an area of interest in psychology and aims to help understand the psychological factors that shape individuals’ political attitudes. He said, “These factors include personality traits, ideological tendencies, social pressure, campaign messages, perception of leaders, and event interpretation. Voter psychology provides important clues on how election campaigns should be organized. It can also help predict election results.”

Voter behaviors are examined under ‘rational evaluation’ and ‘psychological factors’

Nurmedov, who states that voter behavior is roughly analyzed under two main headings, explained these headings as “dependent on rational evaluation” and “dependent on psychological factors.”

Nurmedov noted that voters’ preferences are often assumed to originate from rational thinking processes. He said, “Factors influencing preferences based on rational evaluation include economic situation, party ideology, candidate’s personality, campaign promises, and media influence.”

Psychological state plays a role in voting preferences

Nurmedov reminded that voter behavior is not solely based on rational thinking processes. He stated, “Voters’ psychological states, values, attitudes, and emotions also play a role in voting preferences. These psychological factors can be listed as group identity, emotional reactions, first impressions, attitudes, and personal experiences. Ultimately, voter behavior is formed by a combination of rational and psychological factors.”

Supporters can feel stressed or anxious because they want to win

Psychiatry Specialist Assoc. Dr. Serdar Nurmedov also addressed the concepts of “supporter, partisan, and fanatic psychology” and explained the concept of “supporter psychology” as follows:

“Supporter essentially means a supporter of an artist, sports club, political party, or ideology. Supporter refers to the attitude displayed to contribute to the success of the group they support and to support them. A supporter’s psychology involves intense emotional reactions related to the success of their team. Supporters can feel stressed or anxious because they want their teams to win and they feel great enthusiasm when they do. Similarly, when their team loses, they can experience disappointment and even negative emotions such as sadness or anger. However, supporter psychology generally does not involve destructive extremes.”

Supporters criticize, oppose, and question among themselves.

Nurmedov, who states that the concept of “yandaş” (partisan) has a similar meaning to the concept of “taraftar” (supporter), emphasizes that it is mostly used in a political context. He explains, “A partisan is strongly committed to a specific political party or leader and defends their policies. In other words, while the concept of supporter is broader, the concept of partisan is a narrower definition used in a political context. Partisanship psychology generally entails a closed attitude towards different perspectives of others. This situation can sometimes lead partisans to believe in misleading information and ignore facts. However, partisanship does not involve blind attachment, idolization of their leaders or the groups they belong to, or perceiving them as the absolute truth. At times, they criticize, oppose, and question them internally.”

Describing the psychology of fanatics, Nurmedov also explains the definition of “fanatic.” He states that the term “fanatic” is generally used for individuals who passionately show devotion to an idea, sports team, leader, or any other subject. Nurmedov points out that individuals consider the person they are fanatical about as an infallible being. He says, “Fanatic psychology generally arises from an individual’s excessive attachment to a specific belief or ideology, and this attachment is seen as part of the person’s identity or a characteristic of themselves. They cannot criticize the person or ideology they are fanatical about. When criticized by others, they never accept opposing views and blindly defend them. When they feel inadequate, they can go to extremes and exhibit destructive behavior.”

Nurmedov emphasizes that considering elections as the end of life is not accurate. He says, “Elections only constitute a part of our lives, and they are not the end of our lives. Elections are important and require serious consideration to make the right decisions. However, the impact of election results on other areas of life is limited, contrary to what is believed. Losing can be a step towards creating new opportunities and can help us achieve success in other areas of our lives. In summary, elections are important but not the end of life.”

Sensible individuals are considered more respectable and trustworthy.

Nurmedov, who also emphasizes the importance of common sense, stated, “Common sense is one of the most important characteristics that helps people approach events in a rational, realistic, and balanced manner, distinguishing them from other living beings. Individuals with common sense tend to make the right decisions by relying on information and logic rather than acting based on emotions.”

Drawing attention to the fact that common sense will enable us to make rational and composed decisions, especially in stressful or difficult situations like the election process, Nurmedov concluded his statement as follows:

“It should be noted that individuals who act with common sense in their decisions are regarded as more respectable and trustworthy by society. Making and implementing sensible decisions in society is crucial for the preservation of peace and security. Therefore, the concept of common sense plays a critical role in maintaining and enhancing social life.”

Source: (BYZHA) Beyaz Haber Ajansı


A Step For Canada Is Possible. Çiğdem Yorgancıoğlu Chi Ci Talks And Discover Canada At Delta Hotels By Marriott
A step for Canada is possible. Çiğdem Yorgancıoğlu Chi Ci Talks and Discover Canada at Delta Hotels by Marriott
He Met Levent Kırca In A Watch Shop In Eminönü Bülent Yaşık, Eylül Aşkın Interview
He Met Levent Kırca in a Watch Shop in Eminönü – Bülent Yaşık, Eylül Aşkın Interview
Feel The Love With Ayşen Birgör's Can Ağrısı Song! (2)
Feel the Love with Ayşen Birgör’s “Can Ağrısı” Song!
Endotürkiye And Womanfest Coming Together For Women's Health
Endotürkiye and Womanfest: Coming Together for Women’s Health
Melis Gürsel's Flaw Kusur Created With Recyclable Materials At Evrim Art Gallery
Melis Gürsel’s “Flaw-Kusur” created with recyclable materials at Evrim Art Gallery
Esteemed Korean Artists Showcase Talent At The Prestigious Artankara Art Fair
Esteemed Korean Artists Showcase Talent at the Prestigious ARTAnkara Art Fair
Deniz Kireç, Eylül Aşkın Special Interview Seascapes Exhibition At Türkan Saylan Cultural Center
Deniz Kireç, Eylül Aşkın Special Interview – “Seascapes” Exhibition at Türkan Saylan Cultural Center
Group Exhibition Curated By Zehra Aksoy At Next Pera Art Gallery Love Makes All Things Possible
Group Exhibition Curated by Zehra Aksoy at Next Pera Art Gallery – “Love Makes All Things Possible”
Betül Ketenci ''we Are Full Until The End Of 2026!'' Eylül Aşkın Sanatın Everim'i Interview
Betül Ketenci: ”We are full until the end of 2026!” Eylül Aşkın Sanatın Everim’i Interview
Sakhalin Istanbul Meet The Creative Flavors Of Chef Vladimir Mukhin (2)
Sakhalin Istanbul: Meet the Creative Flavors of Chef Vladimir Mukhin
The Technological Investments Shaping The Future Of Asil Transport Co.
The Technological Investments Shaping the Future of Asil Transport Co.
Deniz Kireç's Symbolic World Seascapes Ii Exhibition At Prof.dr. Türkan Saylan Cultural Center (2)
Deniz Kireç’s Symbolic World: Seascapes-II Exhibition at Prof.Dr. Türkan Saylan Cultural Center
Unforgettable Valentine's Day Event At Fez Inn Hotel
Unforgettable Valentine’s Day Event at FEZ INN Hotel
İçim Labne And Chef Cream Innovation On Your Tables With Spicy And Flavorful Alternatives!
İçim Labne and Chef Cream: Innovation on Your Tables with Spicy and Flavorful Alternatives!
Are You Ready To Be Mesmerized By Elvan Elvan's New Song Lacivert Akşamlar Dark Blue Evenings! (1)
Are you ready to be mesmerized by Elvan Elvan’s new song? Lacivert Akşamlar-Dark Blue Evenings!
Hülya Kavuzlu, Running As An Independent Candidate For The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayorship!
Hülya Kavuzlu, running as an independent candidate for the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayorship!
Catalyst Effect Podcast Series From Open Communication To Constructive Conflict (1)
Catalyst Effect Podcast Series: From Open Communication to Constructive Conflict
Time Travel With Kütahya Tiles And Ceramics Memories Of The Future At The Pera Museum (2)
Time Travel with Kütahya Tiles and Ceramics: Memories of the Future at the Pera Museum
Gemini Advanced Opens The Doors Of Innovation Google's New Artificial Intelligence
Gemini Advanced Opens the Doors of Innovation: Google’s New Artificial Intelligence
Enthusiastically Celebrated Chinese New Year At The Turkish Chinese Cultural Association (2)
Enthusiastically Celebrated Chinese New Year at the Turkish Chinese Cultural Association
Şebnem Özinal Promises Audiences An Unforgettable Cinema Experience In 'our Life Is A Novel'!
Şebnem Özinal Promises Audiences an Unforgettable Cinema Experience in ‘Our Life is Roman’!
Astrological Analysis For Merve Mermer Claim Of Turkey's Paris Hilton!
Astrological Analysis for Merve Mermer: Claim of Turkey’s Paris Hilton!
Dİa Software Franchise Programı Leading Digital Transformation With Cloud Technology
DİA Software Franchise Programı: Leading Digital Transformation with Cloud Technology
H. Çiğdem Yorgancıoğlu Speech At Lions Club 118y Region Meeting For World Cancer Day
H. Çiğdem Yorgancıoğlu Speech at Lions Club 118Y Region Meeting for World Cancer Day
Roaming Through İnci Ertuğ‘s Art Via Kaleidoscope Of Cigdem Yorgancioglu (1)
Roaming through İnci Ertuğ‘s Art via Kaleidoscope of Cigdem Yorgancioglu
Türkiye News Portal Logo
Turhapo Logo
Türkiye Haber Portalı Logo

INDEX URL LIST