Departmental Seminar: Explaining emotional convergence: Contagion, social appraisal and beyond
Professor Brian Parkinson
Departmental Seminar Series
Thursday, 13 May 2021, 12.15pm to 1.15pm
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This talk focuses on episodes where two or more people’s emotions become more similar over time. These convergent effects are usually explained in terms of emotional contagion or social appraisal. I argue that neither account is capable of explaining the full range of interpersonal and intragroup findings. In directly involving social situations, people’s developing orientations to what is happening often become aligned as a result of processes of dynamic reciprocal adjustment operating prior to the consolidation of any articulated appraisal or registration of emotional meaning.
The talk will be delivered by Professor Brian Parkinson, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.
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