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“Sense and Sensibility” at an Event in Digital Media
“Sense and Sensibility” at an Event in Digital Media

Author(s): Claudia Chiorean (Talaşman)
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitară Danubius
Keywords: media; affective processes; media environment

Summary/Abstract: For thousands of years, people have been talking about emotions, from Plato and Aristotle’stheories till Ellis’s cognitive theory. Plato believes that emotions disturb the mind and Kant argues thatemotions are diseases of the soul. Darwin integrates them into valuable adaptive behaviors and intoevolutionary species, while JP Sartre considers them a way of keeping consciousness awake. Emotionsconstitute a significant component, dynamic-human energy of the psychic system. It reflects thesubjective internal experience through social behavior, how to adapt to objective reality in which manlives. Current Man lives in a dense, predatory media environment; its adaptation to the objective realityis decisively influenced by the proximity media system. Reality of Media is contained in both thecognitive system, and in displaying the emotional and volitional, motivational symptom. Emotionsthemselves are processes in which the functions of consciousness are activated. They are the effect ofthe confrontation between the individual and the actual/presumptive needs of the environment.Emotions are pluritonal and they develop gradually. They are situational and they frequently occur as aresult of satisfied or unsatisfied biological needs. Consequently, emotions can be experienced only inthe cognitive context. Thus, we distinguish between provoked, evoked and anticipatory emotions.People are rarely surprised by the course of events. Normally, they try various methods to determinethe course of events, without expecting something in particular to happen. Depending on howadequately they predict and how close they are to the reality in progress, they build their optimalscenario for each situation. The affective element is essential (attraction or repulsion, fear or fear ofdomination, a motivating feeling or a blocking effect). Perception, representation or thinking is imagesof the objects. Affective processes reveal the suitability / opposites between the data subject and theexternal world needs. It reflects the relationship between the individual and ambience events.

  • Issue Year: 10/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 84-95
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English