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Emotional Contagion

(Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  7 reviews
When people are in a certain mood, whether elated or depressed, that mood is often communicated to others. When we are talking to someone who is depressed it may make us feel depressed, whereas if we talk to someone who is feeling self-confident and buoyant we are likely to feel good about ourselves. This phenomenon, known as emotional contagion, is identified here, and co ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published September 24th 1993 by Cambridge University Press (first published September 1st 1993)
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Bridgette Mongeon
Nov 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I used this book in my undergraduate study on emotions and empathy. I loved it! If anyone is interested in the study of emotions this is a great place to start.
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An academic, yet admirably lucid exploration of how people process and unconsciously respond to the emotions of others. An essential read for anyone in a helping profession, but also an interesting read for anyone wanting to learn more about human emotional social interactions.
Clark Hays
May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
“The virus of distress,” and other emotional contagions

I read a lot of books about evolutionary psychology and cognitive science – driven, I suppose, by a (still unfulfilled) desire to better understand why humans do the things we do. In many of those books, I came across references to Emotional Contagion (by Elaine Hatfield, John T. Cacioppo and Richard L. Rapson) as a groundbreaking work fundamental to understanding the mysterious inner workings of the brain and how that translates into behavi
Jan 04, 2011 rated it liked it
It wasn't enjoyable reading for me. Not terrible interesting and somewhat thick writing. Can't say I took anything away from it.
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I too, used this book for my undergraduate dissertation. It formed part of the foundation of my research. Very interesting stuff. Best of all, it is academic! Awesome stuff for those interested in emotions and their affect on others.
Emily Krueger
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An AMAZING source for my upcoming project for AP Research. Now to find some gaps!!
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