Hill and House present an analysis of how mood spreads in social networks and can thus be considered as being `contagious’. The essay details the methodology and results of a number of innovative studies conducted by the authors and their collaborators, in which they set out to investigate the contagiousness of positive and negative moods in adolescent friendship networks. The studies and data collected shed light on the complex relationship between individual and social mood and enable a better understanding of mood from an epidemiological perspective with possible applications within the health-care sector.
Edward M. Hill and Thomas House. (2019)
Modelling the Spread of Mood. In: Mood: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, New Theories.
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Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. pp. 87-108. doi: