The silver lining of a mind in the clouds: interesting musings are associated with positive mood while mind-wandering

@inproceedings{Franklin2013TheSL,
  title={The silver lining of a mind in the clouds: interesting musings are associated with positive mood while mind-wandering},
  author={Michael S. Franklin and Michael D. Mrazek and Craig L Anderson and Jonathan Smallwood and Alan Kingstone and Jonathan W. Schooler},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2013}
}
The negative effects of mind-wandering on performance and mood have been widely documented. In a recent well-cited study, Killingsworth and Gilbert (2010) conducted a large experience sampling study revealing that all off-task episodes, regardless of content, have equal to or lower happiness ratings, than on-task episodes. We present data from a similarly implemented experience sampling study with additional mind-wandering content categories. Our results largely conform to those of the… CONTINUE READING
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