social contagion

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The transmission of a corrupting influence from one person to another. Social contagion tends to occur when people are together in large crowds. When aggression is carried out in a sports arena. there observers may be urged to join in and to complete the hostility that has built up. See also audience effect.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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