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The rippling dynamics of valenced messages in naturalistic youth chat

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FREY, Seth, Karsten DONNAY, Dirk HELBING, Robert W SUMNER, Maarten W BOS, 2019. The rippling dynamics of valenced messages in naturalistic youth chat. In: Behavior Research Methods. 51(4), pp. 1737-1753. ISSN 1554-351X. eISSN 1554-3528. Available under: doi: 10.3758/s13428-018-1140-6

@article{Frey2019-08rippl-45177, title={The rippling dynamics of valenced messages in naturalistic youth chat}, year={2019}, doi={10.3758/s13428-018-1140-6}, number={4}, volume={51}, issn={1554-351X}, journal={Behavior Research Methods}, pages={1737--1753}, author={Frey, Seth and Donnay, Karsten and Helbing, Dirk and Sumner, Robert W and Bos, Maarten W} }

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