The happy spotlight: positive mood and selective attention to rewarding information.

  title={The happy spotlight: positive mood and selective attention to rewarding information.},
  author={Maya Tamir and Michael D. Robinson},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  volume={33 8},
Positive mood states are thought to sensitize individuals to rewards in their environment, presumably in the service of approach-related decision making and behavior. From a selective attention standpoint, such mood-related effects should be associated with selective attention biases favoring rewarding stimuli. No prior results along these lines have been reported. Therefore, the authors conducted a systematic program of research designed to document such relations. Study 1 found that daily… CONTINUE READING
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