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Mood variability and the intensity of depressive states

McConville, Christopher and Cooper, C (1996) Mood variability and the intensity of depressive states. CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY, 14 (4). pp. 329-338. [Journal article]

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Little is known about the relationship between the variability of moods and the tendency to experience depressed mood. The moods of twenty-five student subjects were measured over a period of some 30 days using scales assessing positive affect and negative affect. An index of mood variability was computed. This was correlated with two measures of average level of depression. The results showed a strong correlation between variability of moods and level of depression. High levels of mood variability accompanied high levels of depressive state in this nonclinical sample.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Health, Education and Well-being
ID Code:1726
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 10:19
Last Modified:22 Jun 2011 14:57

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