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Emotional Contagion: Catching your Child's Feelings When You Use Parental Intelligence
Laurie Hollman,Ph.D., psychoanalyst w/kids,teens,adults;author...
Emotions are contagious! Parents can catch strong emotions in their children alerting them to cues of their feelings without a word expressed. Parents catch a feeling from their child such as seeing fear or anger in a facial expression.
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Psychopaths May Be Immune To Contagious Yawning
Those who lack empathy don't seem to "catch" yawns like the rest of us do.
Understanding 'Emotional Contagion' And How To Stop It In Its Tracks
"Our emotions are very sticky, so whatever we bring to a situation or someone else brings to a situation has the ability
Facebook's Emotionally Manipulative Study Was 2014's Most Popular Paper
A Facebook study that manipulated your newsfeed to make you sad or happy was the most popular research of 2014, according
Is It Worth Sacrificing Your Secrecy to Be Social?
Associate creative director, animal lover, reader, runner and ...
The amount of access we're unknowingly granting to the seemingly innocent sites we visit on a daily basis is getting more and more invasive with no end in sight. How do we shield ourselves from this invisible line we didn't even know existed?
WATCH: Why We 'Catch' Yawning From Others
How to Stop Absorbing Others People's Negative Emotions
Judith Orloff MD
Author, "The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sens...
Emotions can be contagious, so you can potentially "catch" fear, anger or joy from people without realizing it. If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it's vital to know how to avoid taking on others' negative emotions.
Don't Let Bad Friends Drag You Down
Who you are is a function of whom you know. Your friends help shape your outlook, values, emotions and behaviors. Psychologists call this "social contagion," and it can work for or against you.
Emotional Contagion: Are Your Feelings 'Infecting' Others?
David R. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Author, 'I HEART ME: The Science of Self-Love' and 'How Your M...
Ever noticed that you feel happy around happy people and sad around sad or depressed people? This is known as "emotional contagion" and is facilitated by an interconnected network of cells in the brain.
Is There Scientific Evidence for the "Law of Attraction"?
CEO of NeuroBusiness Group and award-winning author
There is an age-old belief among spiritualists that you draw to your life what you put out. But is there a basis in the human brain to support this seemingly abstract idea?
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Why Your Happiness Is Unpredictable
By Time, Time
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The Contagion Theory On Happiness
Contagion theory of happiness also explains the powerful energy of "mob mentality" and why there's a tendency for groups of people in a theater or concert to share a similar feeling.
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