Upset now?: emotion contagion in distributed groups

  title={Upset now?: emotion contagion in distributed groups},
  author={Jamie Guillory and Jason Spiegel and Molly Drislane and Benjamin Weiss and Walter Donner and Jeffrey T. Hancock},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
The importance of emotion to group outcomes in FtF highlights the need to understand emotion contagion in distributed groups. The present study examines the transfer of negative emotion in online groups. Negative emotion was induced in one of three group members completing a task in CMC. The data suggest that emotion contagion took place at the group level, with partners experiencing more negative emotion, more disagreement, higher verbosity, and use of more complex language in induced groups… 

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