Mood as Input: People Have to Interpret the Motivational Implications of Their Moods

@article{Martin1993MoodAI,
  title={Mood as Input: People Have to Interpret the Motivational Implications of Their Moods},
  author={L. Martin and David Ward and John W. Achee and R. Wyer},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={64},
  pages={317-326}
}
It was hypothesized that moods have few, if any, motivational or processing implications, but are input to other processes that determine their motivational implications. In Experiment 1, Ss read a series of behaviors in forming an impression. When told to read the behaviors until they felt they had enough information, those in positive moods (PMs) stopped sooner than did those in negative moods (NMs). When told to stop when they no longer enjoyed reading the behaviors, NMs stopped sooner than… Expand
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