Emotional Contagion: Definition & Theory

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Emotional contagion explains why:

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1. The mirror neuron system may explain why we:

2. An example of facial feedback is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you quickly assess your knowledge of the concepts explored in the emotional contagion theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What is explained by emotional contagion
  • The Mirror Neuron System
  • An example of facial feedback

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most important information regarding the causes of emotional contagion
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of facial feedback
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the definition and explanation of emotional contagion

Additional Learning

Interested in learning more? Then check out the accompanying lesson called Emotional Contagion: Definition & Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand emotional contagion in the context of the animal world
  • Relate two concepts that might explain the causes of emotional contagion
  • Explain how human empathy is an example of emotional contagion
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