|26th International Congress of Applied Psychology July 16-21, 2006 - Athens, Greece|
Enduring Empowerment and Participants' Emotional States
Naydonova L. M. - The Institute of Reflective Investigations and Specialization Kyiv Ė Ukraine.
One of the mass psychology phenomena are spirits of mass moves participants, their emotional states on the level of which socio-psychological mechanisms (contagion, suggestion, inheritance operate). The purpose of the investigation is to outline a dynamics of emotional states of political moves participants regarding the amplitude and modality. An authorís methodology of modality and emotional strength evaluation was applied. It is based on a choice from 35 proposed emo-tional state, which is true for a participant. The emotional state evaluation was also carried out according to a number of semantic scales. The sampling covered 965 participants of the mass moves, including 98 tent-camp residents. 12 measurements were made, that helped to analyse the dynamics of emotional states. The dominant emotional state according to the modality (after Izard, 1981) is positive - an elation. The analysis of dynamics through 18 days of the move indi-cated a constancy of this state. More than 80% participants informed that they experienced the feelings of elation, unity, pride and love. The content analysis of statements showed that only 15% mentioned a contenderís person. We found some difference in emotional states and endur-ing empowerment in the different regional mass actions.