There has been quite a bit of chatter regarding the recent study on how emotions can be transferred between Facebook users.
The facebook feeds of 689,003 users were manipulated to show slightly more positive or negative posts. The results found that the emotions expressed by your friends on Facebook do influence our own emotions.
If your friends post more negative emotions on their feeds, you are more likely to express negative emotions; if your friends post more positive emotions, you are more likely to express positivity yourself.
Health is always described as a biopsychosocial phenomenon, but our focus tends to be on the biological and psychological. The sociological mechanisms just are not as interesting to popular culture and media – it does not mean that they […]