Feelings and their motivational implications: Moods and the action sequence

explore the motivational implications of the information provided by individuals' elated or depressed mood states / review research suggesting that negative affective states are likely to trigger systematic, detail-oriented strategies of information processing, whereas positive affective states are likely to trigger heuristic strategies of information processing / relate the information provided by one's affective state to different stages of the action sequence / explore the impact of moods on goal setting, estimates of attainment likelihood, and performance evaluation / suggests that the impact of affective states may be more complex than has been reflected in previous research, and that mood states may have very different effects, depending on the stage at which moods exert their influence (from the chapter); cognitive tuning: moods and strategies of information processing / moods and the action sequence: why things are likely to be more complex (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)