We have been doing lots of thinking about our own emotions as well as about recognising emotions in others. But here is something interesting that we discovered. Maybe you remember. During one of our problem-solving ‘role plays’ (about Angry Arthur) Arthur number 4 (aka Nicholas) acted out for us how angry he was and his mum Hiromi looked genuinely scared!
So it seems that our emotions can affect how other people feel.
When you have a really angry face…..
it can make other people feel scared.
When you have an about-to-get-angry face…..
your friends may feel sad.
But watch what happens when you have a happy face.
Smiles it seems are catching!