Whenever there is a shooting or a suicide, do you notice that more shootings or suicides occur? Are these actions contagious?
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Why Is Yawning So Contagious?
“Does looking at this image of a person yawning make you yawn?”
You scratch, I scratch! The social contagion of itch.
“I would like to start this post with a challenge. Can you get through this entire post WITHOUT feeling itchy.”
“On a fall morning in 1998, a teacher at a Tennessee high school noticed the smell of gas in her classroom and soon felt dizzy and nauseous. Some of her students then reported feeling ill as well, and they were transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.”
The Science Behind Suicide Contagion
“When Marilyn Monroe died in August 1962, with the cause listed as probable suicide, the nation reacted.”
Mass Shootings Are Contagious
“Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Charleston. Not only are mass shootings tragedies in their own rights, but they also appear to be contagious.”
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