An Examination into the Dyadic Effects of Mood in Social Interaction

Christopher Morse, Bryant University
Julie E. Volkman

Document Type Article

Published by Taylor & Francis in Communication Research Reports Volume 27, Issue 4, pages 330-342.

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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.