Behavioral contagion is defined operationally and is contrasted with conformity, imitation, social pressures, and social facilitation. Experiments dealing with contagion are reviewed and theoretical statements derived from this review. The basic theoretical argument is that the lowering of the avoidance gradient in an approach-avoidance conflict is essential to the occurrence of contagion. (2 p. ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- CONFORMITY, BEHAVIORAL CONTAGION, & IMITATION & SOCIAL PRESSURE
- IMITATION, BEHAVIORAL CONTAGION, & CONFORMITY & SOCIAL PRESSURE
- SOCIAL INFLUENCE, BEHAVIORAL CONTAGION & CONFORMITY & IMITATION