meaning then an interpretative process in the sense of the third premise begins

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meaning, then an interpretative process in the sense of the third premise begins, simulated by the equation system, such that actions can be predicted that restore the fundamental social meaning. In case of larger deviations, modifications of the meaning of events can also be sug- gested that restore the semantic match of the components of an event by bringing in modify- ing adjectives or – more radical – by ascribing a different role identity to the actor(s). A simple example generated by the simulation system “interact“ made available by David Heise (<;): in the lexicon, compiled in Indiana,
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Pleading for a more social Social Psychology 17 “mother“ has an EPA-profile of 3.12 / 2.98 / 1.44. Hence she is very good, rather powerful and relatively active. The “daughter“ with an EPA-profile of 2.73 / 1.13 / 1.28 is rather good as well, but a little less than the “mother”, clearly less powerful, yet comparably active. “Agree with“ (1.75 / 1.16 / 0.35) as an action of the daughter towards the mother fits well, i.e. the system of equations, developed from a lot of other typical situations, calculates for this ac- tion only a slight deviation (“deflection”) of 2.0 between these three societally established meanings (fundamental sentiments). As likely reactions of the mother, a feeling of EPA 1.77 / 0.76 / 0.48 and an action of EPA 2.23 / 2.70 / 2.16 can now mathematically be derived; near these points in the semantic space, the lexicon finds the feeling ”contented” and the action “applaud”; with these the deviation from the societal meanings of 2.0 would continue to be minor, it would be emotionally consistent. In contrast to this, “quarrel with” (-1.67 / 0.64 / 1.78) as an action of the daughter would generate a relatively large deviation of 16.0 that calls for consistency reactions. The mother could either react with soothing actions near an EPA 3.07 / 2.93 / 0.87 for which the lexicon offers as actions “heal“, “kiss“ or “aid“; thereby the deviation/deflection would be reduced to 14; a first step that, however, does not suffice yet. Depending on the past history, she could as well assess the daughter’s identity in quite differ- ent terms and label her as “brat” with EPA -1.46 / 0.08 / 1.35; then “quarrel with mother” would fit better and only generate a deviation of 8. If, in addition, the identity of the mother would be modified by a specific trait, as e.g. “domineering“ (-0.87 / 1.60 / 1.75), then the event “brat quarrels with domineering mother“ would generate a relatively small deviation of 4 in the system of equations and therefore little need for change in order “to understand” this event.. The basic principle of this theory is a consistency mechanism of the control of affects since the meanings of all role identities, behaviors, and emotions are located in a three-dimen- sional affective verbal space and need to – and apparently can - find in this space their respec- tive correspondence as well. Therefore one could interpret the affect control theory as a three- dimensional balance theory or as a mathematical realization of the Lewinian “life space” in which actions or statements are the resultant of the relevant dynamic powers of meaning.
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