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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.

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can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
ninjadapaul
20/(×-6^2)
Salomon
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
ninjadapaul
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
ninjadapaul
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
Salomon
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
Salomon
I got X =-6
Salomon
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
ninjadapaul
oops. ignore that.
ninjadapaul
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
ninjadapaul
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what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
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a perfect square v²+2v+_
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algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
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or infinite solutions?
Kim
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
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rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
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Kristine 2*2*2=8
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Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
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No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
is it 3×y ?
Joan Reply
J, combine like terms 7x-4y
Bridget Reply
im not good at math so would this help me
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Asali
I'm not good at math so would you help me
Samantha
what is the problem that i will help you to self with?
Asali
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
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Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
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. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
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Cied
types of nano material
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I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
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Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
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good afternoon madam
AMJAD
what is system testing
AMJAD
what is the application of nanotechnology?
Stotaw
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
Azam
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
Prasenjit
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
Azam
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
Prasenjit
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
Damian
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
Damian
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
Azam
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
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At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
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the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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