|Guest lecture at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) (Photo: Special)|
A researcher from Liverpool University, United Kingdom (UK) Sang Hee Park, PhD said, noise or noise which was the perception of disturbing sounds actually had a major impact on human psychological and physiological. He concluded this conclusion during a guest lecture at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Thursday (8/8).
Physiologically, noise can have an impact on blood pressure, heart rhythm, and also nerve performance. Meanwhile, continued Sang Hee Park, psychologically noise also had a very big impact on a person's stress and depression. This was explained in his research on the theme of Psychological and Physiological Effects of Noise.
He said that in South Korea, his home country which the most people live in apartments, a number of homicides had occurred due to the stress of apartment dwellers due to noise from residents of the upper floors. However, he also added that besides objective impacts which one of them was determined by the decibel amount of noise.
"The impact of noise is also influenced by people's personality and psychological conditions. For example, an apartment dweller who has small children will be more empathetic and tolerant of the noise on the upper floor caused by children running around or jumping around, "he explained in front of the UMM Faculty of Psychology academic community.
Besides filling in guest lectures, Sang Hee Park also discussed opportunities for collaboration especially research between the Faculty of Psychology of UMM and Liverpool University. "His presentation opened a perspective especially for Psychology students that the scope of Psychology was very broad," said UMM Dean of the Faculty of Psychology Salis Yuniardi, M.Psi., Ph.D., Psychologist. (Win)