Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tell Me Why I Don't Hate Mondays?

Just saw this story on the BBC website about scientists dispellinng the 'Miserable Monday' myth: "US investigators who looked at a poll of 340,000 people found moods were no worse on Mondays than other working days, bar Friday." The team analysed data collected by Gallup from telephone interviews.

The BBC story is based on a recent article from the journal Positive Psychology: "Day-of-week mood patterns in the United States: On the existence of ‘Blue Monday’, ‘Thank God it's Friday’ and weekend effects". From reading the abstract, I also noted that the study found no difference between Saturdays and Sundays with respect to mood.

1 comment:

Liam Delaney said...

interesting one Martin, thanks. Will collect all the various articles we have posted on this into a post at some stage.