5 February 2019 - 12 h 30 min
5 February 2019 - 14 h 00 min
Address30 Avenue Antoine Depage - 1050 Brussels (Room DC8.322 - 8th floor, Building D, Campus Solbosch of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - Université Libre de Bruxelles) View map
Emotional synchronization, social integration and health
Bernard Rimé, UCLouvain, IPSY (Psychological Sciences Research Institute)
Abstract: The social sharing of emotions, whether in person-to-person or in collective situations, fosters openness to others and social integration. We are currently investigating this process in light of the concept of emotional synchronization. I will present ongoing research on large databases in which we examine the relationships between emotional synchronization, social engagement, health, and collective well-being. To illustrate, one of these studies compares indicators of health and social well-being in cities with high levels of folk activity, compared to cities with low levels of folk activity matched with the former for the main socioeconomic variables.