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Les médias sociaux, régulateurs d’émotions collectives

Abstract : According to Durkheim, when people face an important emotional event, they feel the fundamental anthropological need (1) to communicate and live it together, and (2) to refer to a supra-ordinate collective consciousness. When extraordinary social and media events occur, we show that social media play the role of « virtual collective consciousness» by regulating major collective emotions. This would be directly involved in the co-construction of a new socially shared meaning. From an extraordinary socio-emotional phenomenon (the death of Michael Jackson), we describe five processes involved in regulating negative collective emotions. This regulation would proceed differently depending on the identity of people. It would take place more rapidly in people whose identity is more « groupal ». On the contrary, social media favor a negative emotional rumination in people whose identity is more individual
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Didier Courbet, Marie-Pierre Fourquet-Courbet, Audrey Marchioli. Les médias sociaux, régulateurs d’émotions collectives. Hermès, La Revue - Cognition, communication, politique, CNRS-Editions, 2015, pp.291-297. ⟨sic_01194329⟩



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