Effects of emotional suppression on explicit and implicit mood
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- カンジョウ ヨクセイ ガ ケンザイ ムード ト センザイ ムード ニ オヨボス エイキョウ
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Similarities and differences between explicit and implicit moods were addressed by examining the affective consequences of suppressing emotional life events. Consistent with previous findings, explicit mood (PANAS) and implicit mood (IPANAT) were similarly affected by positive or negative mood inductions. Interestingly, however, when asked to suppress their emotions toward a positive or a negative life event, participants were able to do so for explicit mood, but not for implicit mood. These findings suggest that although the act of emotional suppression leads to changes in explicit accounts of one's own mood state, implicit affect remains active, which unconsciously spills over to later evaluative judgments. Implications of distinguishing explicit and implicit moods are discussed.
- Japanese Journal of Social Psychology
Japanese Journal of Social Psychology 28 (1), 24-31, 2012
The Japanese Society of Social Psychology