People mimic emotions. We all do. It works as a social glue to copy the emotional state of the other. In some cases people do not mimic at all. Rather the opposite, by throwing bombs for example. I am really proud (and a bit envious on the side) that my learned wife Agneta Fischer published a very interesting new book in collaboration with Ursula Hess (Berlin): Emotional Mimicry in Social Context. At Cambridge University Press. We celebrate!

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Prof. Dr. Jeroen Jansz
Dept of Media & Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Woudestein Campus, Van der Goot Bldg M8-44
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