Mood acknowledgment and correction for the mood-congruency bias in social judgment

@inproceedings{McFarland2003MoodAA,
  title={Mood acknowledgment and correction for the mood-congruency bias in social judgment},
  author={Cathy McFarland and Katherine White and Sarah Newth},
  year={2003}
}
Abstract Past research has revealed a mood-congruency bias wherein people evaluate other individuals more positively when they are experiencing good moods than when they are experiencing bad moods. At times, however, people may attempt to prevent their transient mood states from biasing their evaluations of other people. It was proposed that the capacity to attend openly to one’s moods is an important precursor to such mood correction efforts. Two studies supported this hypothesis. People who… CONTINUE READING

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