An Examination into the Dyadic Effects of Mood in Social Interactions

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Published by Taylor&Francis in Communication Research Reports, volume 27 issue 4, 2010. Bryant users may access this journal here.

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Communication Research Reports


Much of the research on mood and communication has failed to examine the potential social and interactive attributes of mood suggested by studies involving affective contagion. An experiment involving 63 dyads was conducted manipulating the mood of both individuals involved to investigate these issues. Results suggest that the mood of both individuals can potentially impact an individual within an interaction. The findings are discussed, and future directions are suggested.