Latest Emotional contagion Stories

bonobos and empathy yawning
2014-08-13 03:00:36

PeerJ An answer from the first direct comparison of yawn contagion in humans and bonobos Whether or not humans are the only empathic beings is still under debate. In a new study, researchers directly compared the 'yawn contagion' effect between humans and bonobos (our closest evolutionary cousins). By doing so they were able to directly compare the empathic abilities of ourselves with another species, and found that a close relationship between individuals is more important to their...

facebook emotional contagion
2014-06-16 04:19:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The prospect of a highly contagious bird flu or antibiotic-resistant strain of some superbug that can be detrimental to health and even likely fatal are scenarios that are, as yet, unrealized and therefore only serve to worry those that think about them. Another very real contagion was just recently reported on by a research team consisting of social scientists from Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco...

When It Rains It Pours: Facebook Feelings Can Spread Easily
2014-03-13 07:59:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several studies have so far pointed out the positive and negative effects social networking has on people. While Facebook has offered millions of people a way to connect and interact in a way that may have not been otherwise possible, the social giant has also been a home for cyberbullying. In a new study, researchers from University of California, San Diego have found that feelings displayed on Facebook are contagious. Publishing...

2011-10-17 07:00:00

Daniel Goleman is the author of Emotional Intelligence, the national bestselling book based on his research which began at Harvard where he studied methods to intervene in stress arousal. This three-part video series helps the audience see behind the expressions, hear the inner thoughts of an angry boss or associate and plainly see the net effect of toxic emotions that are spread from person to person as easily as the common cold. The film uses animation to show how the lower emotional brain...

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