The effect of weather on mood, productivity, and frequency of emotional crisis in a temperate continental climate

  title={The effect of weather on mood, productivity, and frequency of emotional crisis in a temperate continental climate},
  author={Anthony G. Barnston},
  journal={International Journal of Biometeorology},
  • A. Barnston
  • Published 1 June 1988
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Biometeorology
A group of 62 mostly university student subjects kept structured diaries of their feelings and their productivity for six weeks in Illinois in early autumn. During the same period, daily frequency of telephone calls to a crisis intervention service in the same community was monitored, and complete daily weather data for the vicinity were provided by a local meteorological research facility. Major findings are as follows. The weather appears to influence mood and productivity, but only to a… 

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