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Our emotional neighbourhoods

Totterdell, Peter, Niven, Karen and Holman, David (2010) Our emotional neighbourhoods. The Psychologist, 23 (6). pp. 474-477.


Does how we feel depend on what other people in our social network are feeling? Recent research suggests that it might; this article examines the evidence and describes some of the mechanisms that may enable this to occur. Also what cognitive or social functions could be served by the transfer of feelings between people, and is there an equivalent transfer of feelings in online social networks? More generally this article aims to illustrate how social network research offers psychologists concepts and methods that they may find useful in their own work.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Emotion, Social networks, Emotional contagion, Mood contagion
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > University of Sheffield Research Centres and Institutes > Institute of Work Psychology (Sheffield)
Funding Information:
FunderGrant number
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)RES-060-25-0044
Depositing User: Dr Karen Niven
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 11:30
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 03:55
Published Version: http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/archive/archive_...
Status: Published
Publisher: British Psychological Society
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43127

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