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To sum up, the informational value of mood lies not so much in the moods themselves as in the interaction between mood and context. Moodsprovide input for evaluative, decisional and inference-making processes, and these processes determine the effects that one's moodwill have on one's evaluations, motivations, and behaviors. This course of reasoning, known as the context- dependent effect of mood , implies that the influence of mood on one's evaluations, motivations, and behaviors depends on theinteraction of mood and the situational conditions.

In accordance with the context-dependent effect of mood , one's mood is not synonymous with one's evaluation. Whether a positive or negative mood leads to a favorableor unfavorable evaluation depends on the meaning of one's mood in that context. The question about the meaning of one's mood in differentcontexts is therefore a crucial one. In order to answer it, the mood as input model relies on the role-fulfillment process (Martin, 2001),also known as the "What would I feel if...?" process. This process can be characterized broadly as follows: when people make evaluations,they act as if they were asking themselves the question "What would I feel if...?: (For example, "what would I feel if the horror movie Ijust saw was a good horror movie?"). An evaluation is rendered subjectively when the person compares his/her current moods with theexpected feelings. Favorable evaluations arise to the extent to which the person's moods (positive or negative) are congruent with whatwould be expected if the target had fulfilled a positive role (i.e., if this was a good thing I would feel good, I feel good, so I thinkthis positive thing about it). Unfavorable evaluations, in contrast, arise to the extent to which the person's moods are incongruent withwhat would be expected if the target had fulfilled a negative role (i.e., if this party was bad, it would make me feel bad, however Ifeel good).

When people make evaluations, they are thinking more about what is going on then when they don't make evaluations. That is why negativemood enhances attention to detail - because it puts you in the state where you are questioning why the event or environment you are in ismaking you feel bad. Asking how you might feel if something is felt a certain way is a good way of analyzing the situation. If you thinkabout it, asking how something makes you feel is important - people probably constantly evaluate the events they experience for value orwhat they got from them. Your mood is going to help you to evaluate those things because those events caused you to have that mood. Themood provides the information of what that event or stimulus does to you - how it makes you feel. If people didn't evaluate how an event orstimulus makes them feel, then they wouldn't really be analyzing that input any further than they normally would.

You basically can be put into a state where you are thinking about what the event or stimulus you are evaluating is like. This state iswhen you are questioning what the feelings the event made in you are like or what you think about the event. It is interesting that someonecan simply not think about those things if they wanted. On the other hand, it seems natural for people who experience negative emotions tothink more deeply about the source of those emotions. I guess the trouble that the negative emotions causes them forces one to thinkmore deeply.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
kanaga
sciencedirect big data base
Ernesto
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
Bharti
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Anassong
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
NANO
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
NANO
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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