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Are Moods Contagious?

Whether you're feeling joyful or down, your moods are socially contagious and can spread right through a household. On the flip side, the moods of others can infect you as well. Of course, some people are more prone to mood influencers than others. Where do you fall?
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The Neuroscience of Contagious Laughter

By Christopher Bergland

Contagious laughter reinforces social bonds via targeted endorphin release.
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The Dangerous Pleasures of Outrage

By Terri Apter Ph.D.

New interest in this emotion ignores its pleasures—and its greatest dangers.
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Generation Lonely

By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.

Understanding loneliness in a culture that values product over process.
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Why Social Media Makes Us Angrier

By Sophia Moskalenko Ph.D.

How Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram shape (and radicalize) our opinions.