7th Central & Eastern European LUMEN International Conference New Approaches in Social and Humanistic Sciences- Copyright © 2020
FORMAT | Presented paper
LANGUAGE | English
HOW TO CITE| Huidu, A., & SANDU, Antonio (2020). Emotion and Personal Needs and Their Impact on the Social Acceptability of ART’s and Related Biotechnologies in the Postmodern Post-Secular Society. Prezentat în cadrul 7th Central & Eastern European LUMEN International Conference New Approaches in Social and Humanistic Sciences | CEE NASHS 7th edition | 25-26 June 2020 | Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.
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We see necessity as a psychological, biological, social personal need to have a child, to acquire parental status, possibly under certain conditions, such as, for example, a child of a certain sex or with certain genetic traits. Personal need is likely to influence the way individuals relate to certain circumstances. We see emotions as a catalyst for increasing interest in innovative medical technologies, given that increased interest in these technologies leads to an increase in social awareness, the three correlated elements (interest, emotions and awareness) favoring ethical reflections on which technologies are or are not acceptable. The study aims to measure the influence that emotions and personal needs have on the degree of social acceptance of assisted reproductive technologies and the bioethnologies associated with ART‘s, by presenting a quantitative empirical study conducted at national level in Romania, after applying a questionnaire on a sample of 785 participants, for a confidence level of the study of 99% and a margin of error of ± 4%. The study verifies how the degree of acceptability changes depending on how participants relate to these innovative medical technologies only at a principial level, then taking into account their emotional involvement in the reproductive problem of a person who is part of their close group of friends and family and, finally, when the medical problem is a personal one, which concerns them directly and which can be overcome by using these techniques. The conclusions of the study are that affectivity and personal needs influence the ethical decision regarding the acceptability of ART and related biotechnologies.
emotion; personal need; social acceptability; assisted reproductive technologies; biotechnologies.