As people around the world are trying to combat the spread of COVID-19, there’s another type of contagion of which you should be aware: emotional contagion. Put simply, emotional contagion is the process of catching the emotions of someone else. Like all things that are contagious, individuals can be both the carrier and the recipient of strong emotional reactions. If you’re in a position of power or authority (for example, a teacher, parent, or workplace leader), you’re more likely to be the carrier of contagious emotions — as people may generally look to you to be the source of guidance and support during difficult times. Click here to read more…
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