Mood and self-efficacy : impact of joy and sadness on perceived capabilities
Kavanagh, David J. & Bower, Gordon (1985) Mood and self-efficacy : impact of joy and sadness on perceived capabilities. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 9(5), pp. 507-525.
Examined the impact of happy and sad moods on efficacy judgments concerning a variety of activities in 16 undergraduates who scored between 9 and 12 on the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility—Form A. The mood was induced by having hypnotized Ss recall and revive their feelings about a romantic success or failure. Changes in efficacy that these memories induced were not restricted to the romantic domain but were also seen on interpersonal, athletic, and other activities remote from romance. Results suggest that emotional states have widespread impact on judgments by making mood-congruent thoughts more available. Implications for self-efficacy theory and practical applications are discussed.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Happy vs sad moods induced by hypnotized recall of romantic success or failure, Efficacy judgments, College students, Implications for self efficacy theory|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1985 Plenum Publishing Corporation|
|Deposited On:||26 Nov 2009 06:14|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 13:19|
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