Changing Moods: The Psychology of Mood and Mood Regulation

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Brian Parkinson
Longman, 1996 - Psychology - 254 pages
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Changing Moods provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to mood and attempts to integrate theory and existing findings to present the current state-of-the-art in the psychology of mood. Throughout the text the authors emphasize the dynamic aspects of mood, focusing on the way mood changes over time and on the processes underlying and controlling these changes. Arguments are illustrated by reference to research findings and everyday examples of how mood operates in real-world situations. Key Topics Include: similarities and differences between mood-states, factors influencing mood and mood change, mood variation over time, deliberate and automatic mood regulation, clinical theories and therapies relating to dysfunctional mood.

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Contents

Mapping the Structure of Affect
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Predictors of Mood
43
Mood Effects
70
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