Emotional Contagion

Emotional contagion is the tendency for two individuals to emotionally converge. One view developed by Elaine Hatfield et al. is that this can be done through automatic mimicry and synchronization of one's expressions, vocalizations, postures and movements with those of another person. When people unconsciously mimic their companions' expressions of emotion, they come to feel reflections of those companions' emotions. Emotions can be shared across individuals in many different ways both implicitly or explicitly. For instance, conscious reasoning, analysis and imagination have all been found to contribute to the phenomenon.
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  • Facebook Promises Revamped Research Policies

    …-desmond-hellmann_b112333) randomly selected 689,003 Facebook users and tinkered with the number of positive or negative stories that appeared in their News Feeds, finding that the “emotional contagion” effect worked both ways.” The researchers complied with Facebook’s data-use policy (http://allfacebook.com/75-ad-coupons-surveys_b129465) and did have…

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  • STUDY: A Happy News Feed Means A Happy Facebook User, And Vice Versa

    … that appeared in their News Feeds, finding that the "emotional contagion" effect worked both ways." It should also be pointed out that the researches complied with Facebook's data-use policy and did not see actual posts, working off the occurrence of positive and negative words in more than 3 million posts with some 122 million words in total — 4 million…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social- 8 readers -
  • Creating Viral Content? Learn The Secret Here!

    …. But an emotional reaction, positive or negative, still works better than simple neutrality. Emotional Contagion Scientists have attributed this behavior to the phenomenon better known as “emotional contagion“. It is the mechanism by which, when we come into contact with a person who expresses certain emotions, we tend to being influenced. In short, we…

    Erik Emanuelli/ NoPassiveIncome.comin Social Content- 8 readers -
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