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Research Article

The Expression of Emotions in 20th Century Books

  • Alberto Acerbi mail,

    alberto.acerbi@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom, Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Vasileios Lampos,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Philip Garnett,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

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  • R. Alexander Bentley

    Affiliation: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Published: March 20, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059030
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

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Contrary response

Posted by capKirk on 05 Apr 2013 at 15:23 GMT

The graph illustrates a contrary response to the times to achieve social equilibrium. As can be seen in the graph when financial burdens become less words to downgrade the mood of the nation are put out. When economic conditions worsen for the masses the media begins to try and lighten the hardships with uplifting words. A reversal can be shown after the 1929 turn down until the New Deal was put in place. Of course, the 1941 reversal occurred when the war began for the American nation.

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