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Emotional contagion and its relationship to mood
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|Title:||Emotional contagion and its relationship to mood|
|Authors:||Arakawa, Dana Rei|
|Issue Date:||Dec 2012|
|Publisher:||[Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2012]|
|Abstract:||Emotional contagion has been defined as "the tendency to automatically mimic and synchronize expressions, vocalizations, postures, and movements with those of another person's and, consequently, to converge emotionally" (Hatfield, Cacioppo, & Rapson, 1994, p. 5). Study 1 explores the influence of personality on emotional contagion. Specifically, I propose that people's susceptibility to emotional contagion will be affected by their stable disposition towards happiness/sadness. Study 2 investigates the impact of a person's short-term (primed) mood on his or her susceptibility to emotional contagion. Two competing theoretical traditions will be compared to investigate just how mood--both stable and short-term--affects contagion.|
|Description:||Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2012.|
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|Appears in Collections:||Ph.D. - Psychology|
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