An Examination into the Dyadic Effects of Mood in Social Interactions
affect contagion; affinity; communication appropriateness; mood; power
Communication research reports : CRR
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.
Recommended CitationMorse, Christopher and Volkman, Julie E., "An Examination into the Dyadic Effects of Mood in Social Interactions" (2010). Communication Journal Articles. Paper 120.