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    #1

    the means of "contation"

    What is the means of "contation" in the sentence?

    I think its spelling is wrong, the correct spell is "contagion".
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    Discuss a communication event in which you experienced emotional contation.
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    Re: the means of "contation"

    I agree. It most likely should be 'contagion', because 'contagion' fits, and 'contation' isn't a word.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/contagion

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    Re: the means of "contation"

    ...and t is just above g on the keyboard.

    However, I have no idea what 'emotional contagion' is supposed to mean.

    Is this exercise part of a psychology course?

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    Re: the means of "contation"

    Exactly. This was exercise of a psychology course

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    Re: the means of "contation"

    I would assume that emotional contagion means something like mass hysteria. We all know that laughing or crying can spread through a group of people. I personally wouldn't use the term 'infectious' as used below though.

    " Spreading or tending to spread from one to another; infectious: a contagious smile."
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/contagious


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