Zum EinfluSs von Stimmungen auf Attributionsprozesse

Studied the influence of mood on cognitive style in processing situational information during impression formation to test the hypotheses that a good mood triggers simplified information processing and a bad mood evokes detail-oriented processing. Human Ss : 124 normal male and female West German adults (university students). Ss were asked to view a silent videotape of a target person engaged in a dyadic discussion on 7 topics and to judge the temperament and social attractiveness of the target person. Using a 3× 2× 2 experimental design, Ss' mood (positive, neutral, or negative), the target person's behavior (happy or sad), and the congruence/incongruence between the target person's behavior and the situational information provided (i.e., the discussion topics) were varied. (English abstract) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)