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  Shifting moods, wandering minds: Negative moods lead the mind to wander

Smallwood, J., Fitzgerald, A., Miles, L. K., & Phillips, L. H. (2009). Shifting moods, wandering minds: Negative moods lead the mind to wander. Emotion, 9(2), 271-276. doi:10.1037/a0014855.

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Smallwood, Jonathan1, Author           
Fitzgerald, A.1, Author
Miles, L. K.1, Author
Phillips, L. H.1, Author
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Free keywords: attentional lapses; attentional commitment; mood; mind wandering; task unrelated/stimulus independent thought and self-focus
 Abstract: This study examined the effect of mood states on mind wandering. Positive, neutral, and negative moods were induced in participants prior to them completing a sustained attention task. Mind wandering was measured by using the frequencies of both behavioral lapses and retrospective indices of subjective experience. Relative to a positive mood, induction of a negative mood led participants to make more lapses, report a greater frequency of task irrelevant thoughts, and become less inclined to reengage attentional resources following a lapse. Positive mood, by contrast, was associated with a better ability to adjust performance after a lapse. These results provide further support for the notion that a negative mood reduces the amount of attentional commitment to the task in hand and may do so by enhancing the focus on task irrelevant personal concerns.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2008-11-072008-04-302008-11-262009-04
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1037/a0014855
PMID: 19348539
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Title: Emotion
Source Genre: Journal
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Publ. Info: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 9 (2) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 271 - 276 Identifier: ISSN: 1528-3542
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/1528-3542