Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Emotions Are Contagious!

Emotions Are Contagious!

In a research study titled 'Emotional Contagion', scientists revealed that emotions can be transmitted to subsequent receivers as fast as the blink of the eye, according to a study findings published in The Washington Post.

Elaine Hatfield, a professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii and co-author of the study, says that emotions whether positive or negative are passed from person to person without even the notice of the receiver.

John T. Cacioppo, professor of psychology and director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago says that the people who are more expressive spread their emotions more powerfully and the ones who are calm on outside but respond strongly to emotional events are most susceptible."