Title

Is the State of Hopefulness Influenced by a Good Mood?

Date

5-30-2013 2:00 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Psychology Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This research predicted that a person in a good mood would have a higher score in state hopefulness than a person in a neutral mood. Using a between-subjects design, thirty participants, including 15 females and 15 males (M = 19.5 years, SD = 1.21) were randomly assigned to a neutral mood or a good mood inducement procedure using music while reading self-referent statements and then rated their state hopefulness. The participants in a good mood had higher hopefulness scores than those in a neutral mood. These results suggest that a good mood influences hopefulness.

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May 30th, 2:00 PM

Is the State of Hopefulness Influenced by a Good Mood?

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This research predicted that a person in a good mood would have a higher score in state hopefulness than a person in a neutral mood. Using a between-subjects design, thirty participants, including 15 females and 15 males (M = 19.5 years, SD = 1.21) were randomly assigned to a neutral mood or a good mood inducement procedure using music while reading self-referent statements and then rated their state hopefulness. The participants in a good mood had higher hopefulness scores than those in a neutral mood. These results suggest that a good mood influences hopefulness.