Explaining emotional convergence: Contagion, social appraisal and beyond
Via Zoom
This talk focuses on episodes where two or more people’s emotions become more similar over time. These convergent effects are usually explained in terms of emotional contagion or social appraisal. I argue that neither account is capable of explaining the full range of interpersonal and intragroup findings. In directly involving social situations, people’s developing orientations to what is happening often become aligned as a result of processes of dynamic reciprocal adjustment operating prior to the consolidation of any articulated appraisal or registration of emotional meaning.

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Meeting ID: 914 9987 6411
Passcode: 008275
Date: 13 May 2021, 12:15 (Thursday, 3rd week, Trinity 2021)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speaker: Brian Parkinson (Department of Experimental Psychology)
Organising department: Department of Experimental Psychology
Organiser contact email address: hod.office@psy.ox.ac.uk
Host: Professor Lucy Bowes (University of Oxford)
Part of: Departmental Seminar Series (Experimental Psychology)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Halley Cohen, Regula Dent