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Emotion. 2006 Feb;6(1):139-49.

A population approach to the study of emotion: diurnal rhythms of a working day examined with the Day Reconstruction Method.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stony Brook University, NY 11794-8790, USA. arthur.stone@sunysb.edu

Abstract

To date, diurnal rhythms of emotions have been studied with real-time data collection methods mostly in relatively small samples. The Day Reconstruction Method (DRM), a new survey instrument that reconstructs the emotions of a day, is examined as a method for enabling large-scale investigations of rhythms. Diurnal cycles were observed for 12 emotion adjectives in 909 women over a working day. Bimodal patterns with peaks at noon and evenings were detected for positive emotions; peaks in negative emotions were found at mid-morning and mid-afternoon. A V-shaped pattern was found for tired and an inverted U-shaped pattern for competent. Several diurnal patterns from prior studies were replicated. The DRM appears to be a useful tool for the study of emotions.

PMID:
16637757
DOI:
10.1037/1528-3542.6.1.139
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