Publications

Soccer, rooms, and the quality of your life: Mood effects on judgments of satisfaction with life in general and with specific domains

Examined the impact of temporary moods on judgments of satisfaction with life in general and with specific life-domains. It was hypothesized that individuals simplify the complex task of evaluating their life in general by referring to their mood at the time of judgment, but evaluate specific life-domains on the basis of domain-specific information. In Study 1, 55 male Ss (median age 46.5 yrs) were interviewed via telephone after the live broadcast of 2 games of the 1982 Soccer World Championship. In the 2nd study, 22 female language students participated in what was purportedly the development of a visual imagery test. Findings support the hypothesis. (French & German abstracts) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)