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Emotional intensity in groups /

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Emotional intensity in groups /

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Typescript. Department of Organizational Behavior. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Case Western Reserve University, 2001. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 166-178).

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... The fact that one group member's confidence can 'rub off' onto others is a sign that the emotion is socially shared and points to the fact that emotions are distributed among people. Additionally, group-level emotions will be formed that may not be felt if the participants were not all a part of the group (Smith & Crandell, 1984; Pescosolido, 2001). This can happen when the members of a work team become hostile. ...
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A study examining an online graduate-level course for evidence of distributed emotion yielded many findings, including emotion being socially distributed. In particular, it was found that many students played distinct and constant emotional roles which impacted all class members. These roles fall into the following categories: cognitive task-based, perspective-based, emotion-based, or a combination. The implications of this finding include the effect that distributed emotion has on collaborative online work groups and the lessening of the emotional load often felt by online instructors as distributed emotion is taken into account.
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