Happy as a lark: morning-type younger and older adults are higher in positive affect.

@article{Biss2012HappyAA,
  title={Happy as a lark: morning-type younger and older adults are higher in positive affect.},
  author={Ren{\'e}e Katherine Biss and Lynn Hasher},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={437-41}
}
A literature on young adults reports that morning-type individuals, or "larks," report higher levels of positive affect compared with evening-type individuals, or "owls" (Clark, Watson, & Leeka, 1989; Hasler et al., 2010). Morning types are relatively rare among young adults but frequent among older adults (May & Hasher, 1998; Mecacci et al., 1986), and here we report on the association between chronotype and affect in a large sample of healthy younger and older adults. Overall, older adults… CONTINUE READING
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