the tendency to feel and express emotions similar to and influenced by those of others; also, the phenomenon of one person’s negative thoughts or anxiety affecting another’s mood
Unlike cognitive contagion, emotional contagion is less conscious and more automatic.
Another primal characteristic of the mind of the crowd is its susceptibility to emotional contagion.
The whole thing is an emotional contagion without principle.
Literature should not be the carrier of mental or emotional contagion.