Emotion Elicits the Social Sharing of Emotion: Theory and Empirical Review

@article{Rim2009EmotionET,
  title={Emotion Elicits the Social Sharing of Emotion: Theory and Empirical Review},
  author={B. Rim{\'e}},
  journal={Emotion Review},
  year={2009},
  volume={1},
  pages={60 - 85}
}
  • B. Rimé
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Emotion Review
This review demonstrates that an individualist view of emotion and regulation is untenable. First, I question the plausibility of a developmental shift away from social interdependency in emotion regulation. Second, I show that there are multiple reasons for emotional experiences in adults to elicit a process of social sharing of emotion, and I review the supporting evidence. Third, I look at effects that emotion sharing entails at the interpersonal and at the collective levels. Fourth, I… Expand
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