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Jul 31, 2019

Emotions are contagious! Learn how and why so that you can be aware.


[00:00] Introduction

[01:06] Overview of how emotions are contagious

[03:02] What is emotional contagion?

[07:54] Exaggerating your facial expression

[08:54] Botox and emotions

[12:15] Talking on the phone and catching emotions



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