2017 Vol. 10 Issue 53

Emelyanova T.P., Drobysheva T.V. Collective feelings about significant social phenomena: Russian orthodox universities vs secular students’ groups comparative analysis


EMELYANOVA T.P., DROBYSHEVA T.V. COLLECTIVE FEELINGS ABOUT SIGNIFICANT SOCIAL PHENOMENA: RUSSIAN ORTHODOX UNIVERSITIES VS SECULAR STUDENTS' GROUPS COMPARITIVE ANALYSIS
Full text in Russian: Емельянова Т.П., Дробышева Т.В. Коллективные чувства в отношении значимых социальных явлений: сравнительный анализ групп студентов православных и светских вузов

Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

About authors
Suggested citation


Collective feelings have been analyzed as one of the components of large social groups psychology. The mentality role in expressing collective feelings has been researched. Religiousness as a type of mentality has been identified. The research has been aimed at detecting differences in youths’ collective feelings about significant social phenomena depending on their religiousness. The respondents sample consisted of orthodox universities students group (58 individuals, 51% girls, 49% boys) and the secular ones (60 individuals, 54% girls, 46% boys). The primary method was interview which consisted of two stages. The first (qualitative stage) included free recalling by respondents significant social phenomena, events and feelings they evoke. The second (quantitative) stage included scale assessment for general list of phenomena and events through intensity of the feelings evoked. For compiling socio-psychological portraits of both groups the following methodologies have been used: “Social Identity”, “Scale of Happiness”, “Value Orientation”, author’s questionnaire “Political Preferences”. All data have been processed in SPSS 22.0 software. Some significant differences in collective feelings of orthodox universities students vs the secular ones have been detected. Higher intensity of feelings have been detected in orthodox universities students. This affected both positive and negative modalities of feelings. Specifically, feelings of annoyment and anger are less typical for them than for secular students, because these feelings are seen as sin. At the same time, feeling of compassion was stronger for orthodox students. The markedly expressed feelings of belonging to their country in connection with military industry strengthening has been shared by 43% of these respondents (as compared with 8% of seculars). The detected differences in assessments are being explained by the groups’ specific mentality, particularly by more intensely expressed patriotic feelings of orthodoxes (love of motherland), their more intense emotional life, their exclusion of deeply negative feelings.

Keywords: collective feelings, religious and secular mentality, significant social problems

 

Funding
The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 15-06-10394


References

Andreeva G.M. Social'naya psikhologiya [Social Psychology]. Moscow: Aspekt Press, 2004. (in Russian)

Bovina I.B. Social'naya psikhologiya zdorov'ya i bolezni [Social psychology of health and disease]. Moscow: Aspekt press, 2008. (in Russian)

Daudrih N.I. Sociologiya, 2000, No. 12, 77–95. (in Russian)

Drobysheva T.V. In: Proceedings of the IVth International Conference, Kostroma, 2016. Kostroma: KGU, 2016, pp. 299–301. (in Russian)

Drobysheva T.V., Emelyanova T.P. Informacionnyj gumanitarnyj portal “Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie”, 2015, No. 4. URL: http://zpu-journal.ru/e-zpu/2015/4/Drobysheva_Emelyanova_Collective-Feelings/ (in Russian)

Durkheim E. Sociologiya. Eyo predmet, metod, prednaznachenie [Sociology. Its subject, method, purpose]. Moscow: Kanon, 1995. (in Russian)

Emelyanova T.P. Social'nye predstavleniya: istoriya, teoriya i ehmpiricheskie issledovaniya [Social representations: history, theory and empirical research]. Moscow: Institut psihologii RAN, 2016a. (in Russian)

Emelyanova T.P. Institut psikhologii Rossijskoj akademii nauk. Social'naya i ehkonomicheskaya psikhologiya, 2016b, 1(1). http://www.soc-econom-psychology.ru/engine/documents/document195.pdf (in Russian)

Emelyanova T.P., Drobysheva T.V. Nauka. Kul'tura. Obshchestvo, 2016, No. 2, 91–104. (in Russian)

Fantalova E.B. Diagnostika i psikhoterapiya vnutrennego konflikta [Diagnosis and psychotherapy of internal conflict]. Samara: BAHRAH, 2001. (in Russian)

Haritonova E.V. In:  Istoriogenez i sovremennoe sostoyanie rossiyskogo mentaliteta [Historiogenesis and the current state of the Russian mentality]. Moscow: Institut psihologii RAN, 2015, pp. 226–239. (in Russian)

Martsinkovskaya T.D. Psikhologicheskie issledovaniya, 2015, 8(42), 1. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian)

Rimé B. Le partage social des émotions. Préface de Serge Moscovici. Paris: PUF, 2005.

Ryazancev I.P., Podlesnaya M.A., Kozlov I.I. Sociologicheskie issledovaniya, 2014, No. 8, 128–135. (in Russian)

Seligman M. Novaya pozitivnaya psikhologiya. Nauchnyj vzglyad na schast'e i smysl zhizni [A new positive psychology. Scientific view on happiness and the meaning of life]. Moscow: Sofiya, 2006. (in Russian)

Volovikova M.I., Tihomirova S.V., Borisova A.M. Psikhologiya i prazdnik [Psychology and holiday]. Moscow: PER SE, 2003. (in Russian)

Yurevich A.V. In:  Istoriogenez i sovremennoe sostoyanie rossiyskogo mentaliteta [Historiogenesis and the current state of the Russian mentality]. Moscow: Institut psihologii RAN, 2015. pp. 240–264. (in Russian)

Zhuravlev A.L., Emel'yanova T.P. Psikhologicheskiy zhurnal, 2009, 30(3), 5–15. (in Russian)

Received 15 February 2017. Date of publication: 29 June 2017.

About authors

Emelyanova Tatiana P. Ph.D., Professor, Leading Research Associate, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Psychology. Yaroslavskaya str., 13, 129366 Moscow, Russia.
E-mail: Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

Drobysheva Tatiana V. Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Psychology. Yaroslavskaya str., 13, 129366 Moscow, Russia.
E-mail: Этот адрес электронной почты защищен от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.

Suggested citation

Emelyanova T.P., Drobysheva T.V. Collective feelings about significant social phenomena: Russian orthodox universities vs secular students’ groups comparative analysis. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2017, Vol. 10, No. 53, p. 1. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

Permanent URL: http://psystudy.ru/index.php/eng/2017v10n53e/1436-emelyanova53e.html

Back to top >>