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Vers un domaine émotionnel du phénomène d'intolérance à l'incertitude

Abstract : This research, anchored in the subjective reality of a random sample of individuals, is an exploration of emotional reactions in situations of uncertainty, in the context of the phenomenon of intolerance to uncertainty. Two contributions which will be complementary to each other, will be presented in order to propose a model. The first, quantitative, was founded on multi-level and dimensional cognitive models of emotion, and used data from questionnaires. The statistical analyses of the results highlighted the role of attachment, emotional regulation and emotional intensity in the emotional functioning of subjects intolerant of uncertainty.The second qualitative contribution was based on semi-directive interviews, in a functional and relational approach to emotions. A first semio-pragmatic analysis led us to propose a model in which we observe two paths: one that seems more emotionally costly for those intolerant to uncertainty, leading to physical symptoms and difficulties to make decisions, the other shorter, allowing more control over the situation, through cognitive procesing in an active search for solutions, or by the acceptance of events, which creates a distancing of the individual from the situation. A second analysis of the interviews using the Tropes software package, showed the differences in subjects’ adjustement styles in situations of uncertainty, between intolerant vs tolerant subjects and notably the role of stress. We were able to show that stress seems to occupy a place of actant in the problematic of the intolerant subject.
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Jeannette Roche. Vers un domaine émotionnel du phénomène d'intolérance à l'incertitude. Psychologie. Université de Lyon, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017LYSE2120⟩. ⟨tel-01822909⟩



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