On being sad and mistaken: mood effects on the accuracy of thin-slice judgments.

@article{Ambady2002OnBS,
  title={On being sad and mistaken: mood effects on the accuracy of thin-slice judgments.},
  author={Nalini Ambady and Heather M. Gray},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={947-61}
}
A series of studies explored how sadness impacts the accuracy of social judgments. In Study 1, induced sadness led to reduced accuracy in judgments of teacher effectiveness from brief samples of nonverbal behavior (thin slices). In Study 2, sad participants showed reduced accuracy in judging relationship type from thin slices as well as diminished judgmental efficiency. Study 3 revealed that higher Beck Depression Inventory scores were associated with diminished accuracy on the Profile of… CONTINUE READING
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