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Fedunina N.Yu. Meaning of train-surfing through the frame of Pierre Janet’s theory of personal development

Full text in Russian: Федунина Н.Ю. Представление о смысле зацепинга через призму концепции личности Пьера Жане
Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

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The paper provides the comparative analysis of train-surfing in press and in self-reports of train-surfers. The data of qualitative and quantitative analysis of 40 mass media publications and 50 self-reports of train-surfers (15-23 years old) are discussed on the basis of Pierre Janet’s theory of personality development. The texts of train-surfers are significantly more related to the body and personage level of personality: descriptions of physical activity, activity regulators, mechanisms of social influence, social feelings, social hierarchy, special forms of memory (fabulation), confrontation of a group and an individual etc. Mass media texts are mostly fixed on the themes of danger and deviation, and suggest a critical attitude towards elementary tendencies and primitive forms of excitation in press. At the same time they appeal to elementary tendencies and processes while discussing and aiming to prevent train-surfing. The necessity of scientific research is stressed.

Keywords: train-surfing, Janet, mass media

 

Acknowledgements
I’m grateful to all train-surfers who participated in my research. I would like to express my special thanks of gratitude to Sergey Frolikov, who helped to work out questions to train-surfers.


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Received 17 June 2015. Date of publication: 30 December 2015.

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Fedunina Natalia Yu., Ph.D, Leading Research Associate, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, ul. Sretenka, 29, 107045 Moscow, Russia.
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Fedunina N.Yu. Meaning of train-surfing through the frame of Pierre Janet’s theory of personal development. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2015, Vol. 8, No. 44, p. 11. http://psystudy.ru (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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