I am aware of the effect of positive emotions on others, but I am wondering about negative emotions. I am not talking about insults leading to negative emotions. I am talking about emotions like anger, frustration etc. in some leading to anger, frustration etc. in others.
Are there any studies which suggest that there is the ability for emotions such as anger and frustration to transfer and spread amongst others or lead to other emotions in others?
For example, can a group of people seeing one or more people getting frustrated about something lead to some or all in the observing group suffer from frustration or annoyance or other negative emotions?
I have found the answer to this question which was interesting, talking about negative priors (Beck, 1979; Huys, Daw, & Dayan, 2015) shaping your predictions about the world leading to more negative emotions.
What I am interested in is the possibility of negative emotions spreading amongst otherwise psychologically healthy people, just as positive emotions do. Although there is an interesting quote...
“Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone.” ― Stanley Gordon West, Growing an Inch