"Influences of political ideas include media, upbringing" in The South End, published by Wayne University May 17, 2010 "Media and advertising are other sources for political views and ideologies. Repeated viewing of a certain candidate or message can ingrain it into the minds of the audience."
"Studies show that repeated exposure to an idea 'normalizes' it, which is why some people still think Iraq was responsible for 9/11 and Barack Obama is a Muslim from Kenya," said Jude Treder-Wolff, a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who conducts professional training seminars nationwide and author of "Possible Futures: Creative Thinking For The Speed of Life." The problem with advertisements is that they designed to sell something, not provide information to the public.
"In our media-saturated world, it is increasingly difficult to separate marketing, which is the strategic arrangement of ideas for maximum emotional impact, from ideas that grow from substantive thought and information," Treder-Wolff said. Though much political influence comes from upbringing, media advertising and location, the Internet is able to host any and every political ideology or viewpoint for the public to see.
"The good news is that with all the information available to us, anyone, anywhere can use technology and its conveniences to read many different points of view, fact-check and have discussions with others who share diverse perspectives," Treder-Wolff said.READ COMPLETE ARTICLE
"..The sense of continuity we derive from shared memories, common experiences and the sense that people appreciate us is even more important now, when uncertainty defines our moment," says psychotherapist Jude Treder-Wolff, author of "Possible Futures: Creative Thinking for the Speed of Life" $11.95, Lifestage). "The relationships with family and friends are the gifts, and what we do for those people at the holidays is an honoring of those gifts." READ COMPLETE ARTICLE AND CREATORS 2009 CREATORS CHRISTMAS FEATURES
"As if custom-designed to help us handle the new stress, a new "positive psychology" is emerging. Rather than focusing on our weaknesses or a past trauma, positive psychology focuses on how we can rise above difficulties with courage. Yes, potentially stressful events can lead to over-spending, overeating, alcohol abuse, physical illness and depression. But when faced with head-on courage, those same stressful events can also make you stronger,according to Smithtown, New York therapist Jude Treder-Wolff, CSW. More from interview with Woman's Day Magazine
Need a little help in that department? Need a little training? Need a little improv? Learn more about how Psychodrama is used in Workplace Training The complete article can be found at the library archives of Nassau County Community Newspaper
says Jude Treder-Wolff, a cabaret artist and president of Lifestage, a workplace training company in Smithtown. "It teaches you to be more generous and not to be so worried about yourself...Improv calls upon a person's ability to go beyond the need to be 'right,' look good, play it safe." It helps us bypass our "restrictive conditioning" and flex our "imaginative and creative muscles." From "CHANGE @ WORK: When in Doubt, Try Office Improv, Acting technique helps in problem-solving" by Patricia Kitchen appeared in New York Newsday on October 29, 2000 and the LA Times on Nov. 20, 2000
"Small fix-its for work's frustrations : A Creative Way To Kill Stress" "A LINK BETWEEN creativity and the ability to let stress roll off your back?"... "great overlap between the characteristics of people engaged in the creative process and those who successfully deal with stress."
New York Newsday Feb. 3, 1997.
Journal articles by Jude Treder-Wolff are available at www.ScienceDirect.com