I agree. It most likely should be 'contagion', because 'contagion' fits, and 'contation' isn't a word.
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What is the means of "contation" in the sentence?
I think its spelling is wrong, the correct spell is "contagion".
Discuss a communication event in which you experienced emotional contation.
Last edited by minnesota; 01-Jul-2015 at 10:18.
...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?
Exactly. This was exercise of a psychology course
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."