O REEXAMINARE PSIHOSOCIOLOGICĂ ŞI CULTURALĂ A UNOR COMPORTAMENTE COLECTIVE SANCŢIONATE SOCIAL (A PSYCHOSOCIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL RE-EXAMINATION OF CERTAIN DISAPPOINTING COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOURS)
Adriana Teodorescu ()
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Adriana Teodorescu: Universitatea „1 Decembrie 1918”, Alba Iulia, Str. N. Iorga nr. 11−13, 510009, Alba Iulia, România;
Revista Romana de Sociologie, 2013, vol. 5-6, 441-458
The present research deals with cultural and psycho-sociological re-examination of both structure and function of the collective behaviour, characterized by non-conventionalism and which are, in public opinion, evaluated negatively from the ethical perspective, giving birth to a disappointing feeling and a guilty attitude of the community. We propose the term of disappointing collective behaviour for efficiency and we have identified two major components: the problematic situation and the presence of an arbitrary constituted community, as well as the double proportion (real and imaginary) between them. We have presented two emblematical cases of disappointing collective behaviour: Deletha Word (Detroit, 1995) and Angel Arce Torres (Hartford, 2008) and we have investigated them from the procedure perspective, as well as their public perception. We have identified three types of disappointing sources in front of collective non-interventionist behaviour (cultural, psycho-cultural and social). We have also tried to find theoretically based and experimental explanations for mechanisms of producing disappointing collective behaviour, pointing out the benefits of these approaches that are based mostly on highlighting the presence of psychological processes (responsibility diffusion, pluralistic ignorance etc.), and also the existing limits in the nowadays research of these phenomena. The penultimate chapter is dedicated to analysis of three recent cases of disappointing collective behaviour, while the last chapter presents the research conclusions.
Keywords: disappointing collective behaviour; non-interventionism; critical situation; community; psychological process; responsibility diffusion; pluralistic ignorance; self-blame; demythization; Deletha Word; Angel Arce Torres. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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