Goals, mood and performance duration on cognitive tasks during experimentally induced mechanical pressure pain.

@article{Karsdorp2013GoalsMA,
  title={Goals, mood and performance duration on cognitive tasks during experimentally induced mechanical pressure pain.},
  author={Petra A. Karsdorp and Saskia M G Ranson and Saskia E Nijst and Johan W S Vlaeyen},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={
          240-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND The present study tested the hypothesis that the affective and motivational context influences performance duration in the presence of pain. More specifically, the Mood-as-Input model (MAI) proposes that the interaction between goals and moods affects performance duration. When people adopt achievement goals, negative, as opposed to positive moods, signal that not enough progress has been made leading to task continuance. Negative as opposed to positive moods lead to task… CONTINUE READING
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