Cruzimea produce mai multa cruzime

Sociologii si psihologii se ocupa de zeci de ani, in toata lumea, de mecanismele imitatiei si contaminarii sociale. Rezultatele acestor studii arata fara echivoc, ca oamenii tind sa imite inconstient ceea ce fac altii, mai ales daca faptele sunt intens mediatizate.

Exista fapte care fac rau celor care le privesc, chiar numai si in poze. Mai ales copiii, precum si cei care se identifica, din variate motive, cu autorii faptelor, sunt susceptibili la imitatie.

De aceea, cruzimea, la nivel social, are efecte devastatoare pe termen lung, deoarece este un trigger pt viitoare agresiuni fata de alte fiinte (indiferent de specie). Cu ajutorul mass-mediei, agresivitatea se propaga exponential, asa ca stam cu o grenada in mana si trancanim verzi si uscate despre eutanasiere. Iar grenada n-are cui. Ceea ce se intampla nu este eutanasiere. Este o inginerie sociala de ridicare a agresivitatii.

Deci, eu sunt cu ochii in patru cand ma intalnesc cu cei „influentabili”. Si ma feresc cat pot sa dau mai departe fotografii, mesaje de orice fel, care sa prezinte acte de agresiune. Dar de comentat, comentez.

Un rezumat al unui studiu mai vechi, aveti mai jos.

Airplane Accidents, Murder, and the Mass Media: Towards a Theory of Imitation and Suggestion*

  1. David P. Phillips

+ Author Affiliations


  1. University of California at San Diego

Abstract

This paper presents evidence indicating that imitation and suggestion have a powerful impact on social behavior. The major findings of the paper are: (1) After publicized murder—suicide stories there is an increase in noncommercial plane crashes and an increase in airline crashes. (2) This increase in crashes persists for approximately nine days, and then the level of crashes returns to normal. (3) The greater the publicity given by the mass media to a murder—suicide story, the greater the increase in airline crashes and the greater the increase in noncommercial plane crashes. Alternative explanations for the findings are tested. The best available explanation is that publicized murder—suicide stories trigger additional, imitative murder—suicides, some of which are disguised as airplane accidents.The second half of the paper moves from the empirical findings towards a modern sociological theory of imitation and suggestion. Some nineteenth century sociologists began to theorize upon this topic, but modern sociologists have virtually ignored it. Both the empirical evidence and the theoretical discussion presented in this paper suggest that it may be worth reopening a line of research which has been closed since the turn of this century.

Sursa: http://sf.oxfordjournals.org/content/58/4/1001.short

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