Informational and Psychological Influence on Student Youth in the Conditions of the Information-Psychological War
Peculiarities of informational and psychological influence on social consciousness as a destructive tool in the conditions of conducting the information-psychological war are considered in the article. The danger of informational and psychological influence on the citizens’ consciousness is that such influence changes the normal behavior of people, their reactions to the surrounding world. It makes the person's psyche vulnerable and encourages the individual to destructive actions against society. This is a danger not only for the psychological state of an individual member of society, but also for the whole country. The purpose of the study is to reveal the peculiarities of informational and psychological influence on social consciousness in the conditions of the information-psychological war. The research was conducted using the following methods: methods of mathematical statistics, experiment, prosopographical method. It was proved that the verification of information received from the media is not verifiable by representatives of student youth on the basis of the survey. Informational and psychological influence is an important tool for conducting the information-psychological wars and operations. It is seriously detrimental to social consciousness. Young people need special protection because the future of the country depends on them. It is noted that there is a need to develop mechanisms for protecting young people from negative informational and psychological influence. The media must submit proven information in a dosed form using a simple vocabulary. Government agencies should develop rules of work in the Internet space of the state, which will help to protect society as a whole, and student youth in particular, from the negative informational and psychological influence.
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