Naïve Theories About the Effects of Mood in Groups: A Preliminary Investigation

Kelly, Janice R. and Spoor, Jennifer R. (2007) Naïve Theories About the Effects of Mood in Groups: A Preliminary Investigation. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 10 2: 203-222. doi:10.1177/1368430207074727

Author Kelly, Janice R.
Spoor, Jennifer R.
Title Naïve Theories About the Effects of Mood in Groups: A Preliminary Investigation
Journal name Group Processes & Intergroup Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1368-4302
Publication date 2007-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1368430207074727
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 203
End page 222
Total pages 20
Place of publication London
Publisher Sage
Language eng
Subject 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Abstract We examined the content and consequences of people's naïve theories about the effects of group mood. These theories are a potential input in Kelly and Spoor's (2006) Input-Process-Outcome model of group moods and performance. In Study 1, participants generated potential positive and negative consequences of group moods, which were coded using an adapted form of Bales' Interaction Process Analysis (Bales, 1970). Participants believed that positive and negative moods have implications for both task and relationship processes, and these consequences varied according to group type (creativity, friendship, decision making, and sport team). In Study 2, participants watched an ostensible group interaction among friends or strangers who had just had positive or negative experiences. Perceptions of the interaction varied in a manner consistent with naïve theories about group moods and their effects. Implications for future research on group moods are discussed.
Keyword groups
naïve theories
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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