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Jan Vermeer – A Dutchman Writes


A co-creator of the artistic period of Baroque Jan Vermeer van Delft was a famous Dutch painter of the Baroque period. Worked during the political, economic and cultural heyday of the Netherlands van Delft in the era of the so-called golden age. Mainly, Jan Vermeer painted bourgeois interiors with one or two female characters, sometimes couples. This was probably with his father’s middle-class clientele, where he probably trained in the craft industry. It is believed the Vermeer has been a student of Leonaert Bramer.

This is only a hypothesis, but a connection first detected. A formative role is attributed to but Pieter de Hooch, whose style in genre painting made out of by Vermeer. By Jan Vermeer are can be known only approximately 40 works, which also clearly associated with it. Some of his earliest works are history paintings. In this time were depictions of ancient myths and lives of the Saints, but also internationally and biblical motives. His three “” early history pictures Christ with Mary and Martha “, Diana with her companions” and the Saint Praxedis”had a large format in contrast to his later works. In the second half of his creative phase, Vermeer joined cityscapes and genre scenes.

“” With respect to his home painted Vermeer’s two images, the street of Delft”view of Delft”. When the colours, Vermeer used mainly Brown and ochre tones. At the representations of his wife he preferred motifs, where the viewer can watch the women at work. Some of his oil paintings are girl reading a letter at an open window”,”Maid with milk jug”and the interrupted at her music”. His most famous painting is”the girl with the Pearl Earring. Jan Vermeer creates usually not more than two images per year. For the art market, he painted a few pictures. His paintings were mostly institutions, municipal institutions or persons with money. In addition to his paintings, Vermeer as art expert was active.

Mental Health


Vulnerability, risk and resilient communities generate adverse events not only lives and damage to productive assets of a community, but face the victims, with losses, with a symbolic value , historical and social. Reduce the occurrence of disasters and the severity of its consequences, it also means facing the socio-cultural constraints with development problems that deepen the threats, vulnerabilities and disasters trigger. That is, vulnerability and risk exposure to these situations greatly affect human factors. The predisposition to the assignment (vulnerability) and resilience (resilience) play a key role in risk management actions. Factors resilient communities relate to the skills that they have to confront, overcome, and become stronger through despite potentially traumatic experiences, such as emergencies and disasters.

COMMUNICATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF MENTAL HEALTH IN DISASTER The production of information seriously and responsibly, is an issue of great importance to all sectors of the community, and a great challenge for the institutions involved in the response and disaster management. The existence of multiple victims, wounded and dead, quickly becomes public knowledge, and a great community need to receive information. It is undeniable that these events generate a high degree of political and social sensitivity, the magnitude of their consequences and the subsequent search for perpetrators. A proper information management can help minimize the consequences of the events and helping the community in restoring damaged everyday life. The institutions responsible for the response, should take over the need and right of the community to be informed and thus must take the initiative in providing official information, accurate, checked and updated.

Health Psychology


Since ancient times has always tried to describe and find solutions to behavioral problems in the Greek world, emerges for the first time the concept of mental illness, referring to the madness came from an explanation of demonology. Medieval religious thought all those abnormal behaviors explained as a result of an evil eye, spell or epilepsy / possession. Priests cure people with epilepsy through what is called exorcism and apparently gave results and the company were astonished, but the reality is that the person returned to its normal state that epilepsy only lasts a short time not by exorcism. The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are characterized by the defense of pathological and patho-physiological approaches. Pathology, this approach, explains the madness with their supposed location and reduction of the anatomical disease collide with the first conceptions of neurosis, and in general for nervous diseases, on the other hand the patho-physiological, and these were on approach to disease. Whytt argued that since most of the diseases depend on the SN should be called nerve.

Collen expands this thesis and built one of the first neologisms, which appears for the first time the term neurosis. Galen was the first Doctor who wrote the herbal medicine and put into practice with others, but eventually realized that not all herbs cure diseases so concluded that there were diseases that were cured only with words . Psychopathology: the ordered set of knowledge related to abnormalities of mental life in all its aspects, including its causes and consequences and the methods used with the corresponding purpose …, his ultimate goal is the individual’s care abnormal or sick, but knowledge of their experience and behavior, including facts and relationships that can be formulated in general concepts and principles. ” Psychopathology obtained for study patient information across clinical, epidemiological and experimental strategies and the types of research are diverse, the most interesting correlation is sometimes not very objective because of their large spread of people, the ethics of a psychologist in research plays an important role because you have patient information is mostly confidential. Psychopathology for study is based on the medical, the biological and the behavioral, taking for its successful integration a bit of the 3. I believe that for our normal behavior and / or abnormal, biological factors have influence, but more than anything is the context that determines how we will behave, since each action is a reaction, if we are exposed to study under definitely a lot of pressure we will behave different if we are on vacation, resting examinations and no responsibilities and tasks, therefore only 30% is determined at 70% biological and environmental influences.