Navigation Links
Why did Steve Job's death affect people who never knew him?

New Rochelle, NY, July 12, 2012The 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 and on the lives of individuals through the technology he helped to create. 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 ( The article is available free online at the Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking ( website.

"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," says Mary Ann Liebert, CEO and Publisher. "Very few of us know anyone like that personally, and when he died, a hero and a magician was gone."

"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.


Contact: Cathia Falvey
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News

Related medicine news :

1. New study shows that workplace inspections save lives, dont destroy jobs
2. Higher-spending hospitals have fewer deaths for emergency patients
3. Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
4. Cancer Diagnosis May Raise Odds for Suicide, Heart Attack Death
5. Death From Accidental Injuries Among Kids Drops 30%: CDC
6. Opioids associated with highest risk of death
7. Study reveals major funding shortfall and high death rates for emergency laparotomy
8. Exercise helps smokers to quit smoking, to remain smoke-free and to reduce the risk of death
9. Additional blood pressure screening may reduce incidence of CVD events and death by up to 3 percent
10. Groundbreaking Nigeria summit results in major commitment to reduce child deaths
11. Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Why did Steve Job's death affect people who never knew him?
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... optimization of adjunctive imaging is the focus of numerous abstracts accepted for presentation ... 29-December 4, 2015. Nine abstracts highlight the use of Volpara Solutions’ quantitative ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (December ... the organization has awarded Education and Developmental Therapies (EDT), an Applied Behavior Analysis ... celebrates exceptional special needs providers that excel in synthesizing the areas of clinical ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a ... health arenas, is pleased to announce that VIP Care Services, a Caprock Health ... the ACUITY Complete Care™ Management to back their collaborative catastrophic case management initiatives. ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... With FCPX Overlay: Grit , users ... over customization, the possibilities are truly endless, all with a click of a mouse. ... vertical flip, horizontal flip, depth of field and more, all within Final Cut Pro ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Tympani Inc., announced today ... status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Tympani as having fulfilled the training requirements ... targeted to the high-end enterprise contact center marketplace. , Ed Kapelinski, President of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... and TELTOW, Germany , ... Instruments (SMI) , a leading global manufacturer of eye ... LLC has included SMI remote eye trackers as ... help healthcare providers assess concussions, eye sight, and medical ... RED -oem technology is part of SMI,s mass-market-ready eye ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , December 1, 2015 ... Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL), among ... has acquired Elekta,s Leksell Gamma Knife® Icon™, the ... brain. --> --> ... or traditional frame-based treatments, Leksell Gamma Knife Icon ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 01, 2015 ... "Drug Delivery Technology Market 2015 - Forecast to ... ) has announced the addition of ... Forecast to 2020" report to their offering. ... ) has announced the addition of the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: