Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Effects of Weather on Daily Mood

An interesting study from this months issue of 'Emotion' examines the effects of six weather parameters (temperature, wind power, sunlight, precipitation, air pressure, and photoperiod) on mood (positive affect, negative affect, and tiredness).

Using a multi-level approach they find "Sunlight had a main effect on tiredness and mediated the effects of precipitation and air pressure on tiredness. These individual differences in weather sensitivity could not be explained by the Five Factor Model personality traits, gender, or age."

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