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Le toucher social médié par la technologie : approche interactionniste de la co-élaboration des fonctions du toucher

Abstract : Touch in social interaction has been widely studied in co-presence. Its numerous functions in interaction have been highlighted in various contexts. Context which is crucial for the understanding of the meaning of touch. However, the studies carried out with mediated touch devices have been conducted without an interactional context. Following an interactionist approach to communication, we consider that meaning is coconstructed in the interaction by the participants ina dynamic context. We have constructed a methodological framework to highlight the meanings of mediated social touch, as well as the processes underlying their co-elaboration in interaction. First, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has allowed us to understand how individuals collectively negotiate their social touch practices. Second, a study of mediated social touch without an interactional context, enable us to show that mediated touch can communicate emotional meanings from visual-tactile stimuli. Third, through two interaction studies using similar technological devices, we were able to highlight numerous functions of mediated social touch, falling into the three categories seen in copresence, with a redistribution of functions between the interaction modalities in comparison to co-presence interactions. We have also highlighted the processes that allow the coelaboration of functions, which are mainly based on contextual cues.
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Robin Heron. Le toucher social médié par la technologie : approche interactionniste de la co-élaboration des fonctions du toucher. Psychologie. Institut Polytechnique de Paris, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021IPPAT026⟩. ⟨tel-03512635⟩

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