A topic that interested me and I wanted to touch more on is contagious behavior. Contagious behavior as defined in the textbook is a "more-or-less" instinctive or reflexive behavior tirgered by the occurence of the same behavior in another individual" (Powell et al, 2017). What this means is that people will copy and mimic a contagous behavior like laughter, itching, yawning, etc.
Notice when you go out in a crowd. You see someone yawn you immediately yawn as well. You are more inclined to laugh when you are in a group of people. Someone starts laughing and it immediately spreads to everyone else.
Take, for example, the movie "Forrest Gump". He started running by himself and it turned into more people running with him. People saw his movement as hope, though like he said " I don't know much about that". But people saw him as a sign of hope and good. Contagious behavior can be applied to everyday life. I think if we produce more contagious behavior in work, school, and outdoor settings we can spa can spark change for a better world.