Assessing mood with affect-sensitive tasks.

Academic Article


  • It is hypothesized that when an individual experiences a change in mood there are concomitant changes in performance at cognitive and psychomotor tasks. The present study attempts to identify tasks which are mood-sensitive. The nature of affect-sensitive tasks will yield information about how mood influences behavior. Further, to the extent that relationships between mood and affect-sensitive tasks are found, clients may be motivated to change their mood by a knowledge of expectable improvements in performance. Ten tasks and a mood-adjective checklist were administered to 106 subjects. Four of the tasks showed statistically significant relationships with self-reported mood. Results were promising for further investigations of affect-sensitive tasks.
  • Authors

  • Mayer, John D.
  • Bremer, D
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • February 1985
  • Has Subject Area

    Published In


  • Behavioral and Social Science
  • Clinical Research
  • Depression
  • Mental Health
  • Mind and Body
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 16367494
  • Start Page

  • 95
  • End Page

  • 99
  • Volume

  • 49
  • Issue

  • 1