Mood measurement and regulation in applied settings

Authored by: Jolly Roy , Garry Kuan

Routledge International Handbook of Sport Psychology

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138022423
eBook ISBN: 9781315777054
Adobe ISBN: 9781317692324

10.4324/9781315777054.ch33

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Abstract

Mood is closely related to sporting performance. Entering a competition arena, the spectators, the environment, the equipment, one’s colleagues, friends, family members, and also the music played can influence one’s mood. Mood is known to have effects on a range of processes, including perception, reasoning, memory, and behavior (Parkinson, Totterdell, Briner, & Reynolds, 1996). It is defined as “a set of feelings, ephemeral in nature, varying in intensity and duration, and usually involving more than one emotion” (Lane & Terry, 2000, p. 16). Mood has been shown to be involved in determining performance outcomes (Beedie, Terry, & Lane, 2000), and academic examinations (Tottedell & Leach, 2001). The current debates propose that emotions are complex and dynamic phenomena that consider the whole self, body and mind, experienced in patterns of relationships (Burkitt, 2014).

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