Individual differences in entrainment of mood to the weekly calendar.

@article{Larsen1990IndividualDI,
  title={Individual differences in entrainment of mood to the weekly calendar.},
  author={Randy J. Larsen and Margaret Kasimatis},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={164-71}
}
This study addressed two questions: Do daily fluctuations in mood exhibit a 7-day (circaseptum) cycle, and are there reliable individual differences in how entrained people's moods are to such a weekly cycle? Spectral analysis of daily mood over 84 occasions revealed a strong weekly rhythm in the temporal organization of mood in a sample of 74 undergraduates. A sine wave with a period of 7 days accounted for 40% of the variance in the daily mood data. Individual differences were also found in… CONTINUE READING