The Answer To Why Steve Jobs' Death Affected People Who Never Knew Him Personally Has Been Found

by Rukmani Krishna on  July 15, 2012 at 7:22 AM Celebrity Health News
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The profound sense of loss and public mourning that followed the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was a reflection of how great an impact he had on society say researchers. It was also attributed to the impact he had on the lives of individuals through the technology he helped to create.
The Answer To Why Steve Jobs' Death Affected People Who Never Knew Him Personally Has Been Found
The Answer To Why Steve Jobs' Death Affected People Who Never Knew Him Personally Has Been Found

The magnitude and reasons for the outpouring of emotion upon his death by people who did not know him personally are explored in an article in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

"Steve Jobs touched so many people because he dared to be different, he was unconventional, he was brilliant, and that, combined with his uncompromising nature, resulted in a company whose products had no peer," said Liebert, CEO and Publisher.

"Very few of us know anyone like that personally, and when he died, a hero and a magician was gone," she added.

"We'll Miss You Steve: How the Death of a Technology Innovator Emotionally Impacts Those Who Use and Love his Digital Devices" reviews three studies that explore people's emotional connections to technology and even to a particular device and how that relationship may extend beyond the technology to feelings of personal connectedness and loss when the relationship ends.

Andrew Przybylski, University of Essex, Colchester, U.K., compares and discusses the findings of studies conducted during the weeks following Steve Jobs' death in October 2011.

The studies evaluated the types of people most likely to be emotionally impacted and how their psychological link to Apple devices relates to their sadness and overall response to Jobs' passing.

Source: ANI

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