EMOTIONS & MOODS
A broad range of feelings that people experience.
Affect can be experienced in the form of emotions or moods.
Intense feelings directed toward someone or something
Less intense feelings that lack a specific cause or stimulus
EMOTIONS & MOODS DEFINED
* Caused by a specific event
* Very brief in duration (seconds or minutes)
* Usually very specific…anger, fear, sadness, happiness, disgust, etc.
* Usually accompanied by distinct facial expressions (visual cues)
* Action-oriented (plan to do something)
* Last longer than emotions (hours or days)
* More general (either positive affect or negative affect)
* Generally not indicated by distinct expressions
* Cause is often general and unclear
* Cognitive in nature (thinking or brooding)
Personality predisposes us to certain moods & emotions.
Some people feel anger and guilt more readily than others
Others feel calm and relaxed no matter what the situation
Example: BOBBY KNIGHT v. BILL GATES
HIGH “AFFECT INTENSITY”
* Cries easily
* Laughs uncontrollably
* Gets mad and angry
1.TIME OF DAY AND WEEK
Highest on sundays & mondays (beginning of the week)
Highest at the end of the week (thursday – saturday)
People are generally in lower spirits in the morning.
During the day, our moods improve and then decline in the evening.
There is really no significant difference between “morning” or “evening” persons…the daily rise-and-fall pattern is the same for both groups.
Do we have more positive moods on bright, sunny days than rainy ones?
Contrary to popular belief - mood and the weather are not related.
Stressful daily events negatively affect employees’ moods.
The effects of stress are cumulative…even if the...