The psychology of signs Feb 23, 2015 20:04:10 GMT
Post by Administrator on Feb 23, 2015 20:04:10 GMT
I will post a few links to evidence that we are not responsible always for our actions and that signs facilitate us into subconscious reactions and behavious and we are also influenced by our peers and the environment around us.
simply.... a very narrow road, is itself a sign to us that the vehicle will not fit and really it would be very difficult NOT to react to that sign - or environmental visual message.
Or if the person in front drives over a wooden bridge without it breaking, and our vehicle is relatively the same size/weight, the other person driving over the bridge is a sign that it is safe for us to follow them over the bridge.
Translated into road signs and road layouts, we are psychologically directed by our environment to move the way we do in physical space. If there is a steep set of steps we will be automatic in employing carefull movement down them.
But also if there were a very mellow hill but a sign contradicted this and gave signal for a steep hill, we would by nature question the authenticity of this sign in light of the true environmental reality of the scene before us.
This is the basic of the psychology of signs. Any set of signs designed to guide a person must be placed to certain requirements to be effective and true. This is the basis of the road signs manual, its psychology and purpose.
Anyone who denied this might as well deny any fundamental purpose of any form of learned science, such as mathematics, engineering, chemistry or physics.
Thus anyone who refuses to accept such when it is required is stating it is not required at all. And thus is sign psychology is pointless and of no consequence then neither is mathematics for accurate measurement.
Policeman - states the signs do not have to be a certain size or height, any sign will do.
the policeman does not need to be paid a certain ammount of money - any money will do.... the wage is £270 a week. - just pay them £245.80 instead - that will do. round about that, give or take a penny, or a pound. "around two and a half hundred quid" and "about £300 a week for a detective" that is adequate inspector, yes?