Variable Details:


Wood, Joanne V., Sara A. Heimpel, and Laurie A. Manwell (2009), "This Mood Is Familiar and I Don’t Deserve to Feel Better Anyway: Mechanisms Underlying Self-Esteem Differences in Motivation to Repair Sad Moods", Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 96, 363-380.




  • I have little motivation to do anything about this mood.
  • I want to feel better fast, so I’ll do something as soon as I can to improve my mood.
  • I’m not interested in trying to cheer up.
  • I want to do something to specifically improve my mood.
  • I will try to feel better than I do right now.