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›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (5): 816-821.

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The Review on and Prospects for Social Sharing of Emotion


  1. College of Education, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China
  • Received:2006-11-06 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-09-15 Published:2007-09-15
  • Contact: Sun Juncai

Abstract: People tend to meditate on their emotional episodes and share their experience with the other who can meet their specific needs. These processes are characteristic of university, timing, transmission, and constraint. It is intensity of emotion, moral characteristics of event, and partner’s reaction that influences the extent of social sharing of emotion. Social sharing of emotion is helpful for people to regulate their emotion, test the social consensus as well as construct the meaning of emotion. Moreover, it may contribute to form and maintain the intimacy relationship and construct the social order. Further research in this field should be focused on individual’s regulation and controlling of sharing, social comparison of emotion, and network of relationships

Key words: emotion, social sharing of emotion, secondary social sharing of emotion, emotional recovery

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