MOOD-AS-IN FORMAT ION THEORY

first proposed by U.S. psychologists Norbet Schwarz (1953 - ) and Gerald I. Clore (1939 - ), the format ion theory is a theory of affect and information processing which suggests that a person may use their current emotional state or mood as a piece of information for when making social judgements on another individual.

MOOD-AS-IN FORMAT ION THEORY: "According to the mood-as-in formation ion theory, individuals will use their current mood as a piece of evidence when forming social judgements on another individual."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MOOD-AS-IN FORMAT ION THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mood-as-in-format-ion-theory/ (accessed September 11, 2019).
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