Behavioral contagion

The science behind why people get so mad on BART

It always happens so fast. One minute, you’re all squished like sardines in a BART car, unhappy but coexisting. Then, one person muscles in, mumbling and cursing about everyone else. Soon, there’s more mumbling and, in the blink of an eye, a confrontation. Two or more commuters shouting at each other, leaving everyone else avoiding eye contact and counting the minutes left confined in the Transbay Tube. ….[READ]

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