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Emotional contagion

  • By: Elaine Hatfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

In recent years, scholars from a variety of disciplines—anthropology, neuroscience, biology, social psychology, sociology, life-span psychology, and history—have proposed that the process of primitive emotional contagion is critically important in understanding cognition, ...

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