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Interactive video lesson plan for: Are Your Emotions Contagious?

Activity overview:

We're known to mimic each other's facial expressions and posture, but they aren't the only things we can subconsciously "catch" from others.
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References:
Di Pellegrino, G., Fadiga, L., Fogassi, L., Gallese, V., & Rizzolatti, G. (1992). Understanding motor events: A neurophysiological study. Experimental Brain Research, 91, 176180. https://www.uni-muenster.de/imperia/md/content/psyifp/aeechterhoff/wintersemester2011-12/vorlesungkommperskonflikt/dipellegrino_etal_understmotorevents_ebr1992.pdf

Dimberg, U., Thunberg, M., & Elmehed, K. (2000). Unconscious facial reactions to emotional facial expressions. Psychological science, 11(1), 86-89. http://pss.sagepub.com/content/11/1/86.short

Oberman, L. M., Winkielman, P., & Ramachandran, V. S. (2007). Face to face: Blocking facial mimicry can selectively impair recognition of emotional expressions. Social neuroscience, 2(3-4), 167-178. http://pages.ucsd.edu/~pwinkielman/oberman-winkielman-ramachandran-SN-2007.pdf

Cooper, E. A., Garlick, J., Featherstone, E., Voon, V., Singer, T., Critchley, H. D., & Harrison, N. A. (2014). You Turn Me Cold: Evidence for Temperature Contagion. PloS one, 9(12), e116126. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0116126

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