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Psychological study on moods and weight loss/smoking reduction
Old 02-13-2013, 03:49 AM   #1
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Psychological study on moods and weight loss/smoking reduction

[Mods: I hope that it's OK for me to post this here, as a forum member in good standing - if not, please be gentle with me!]

As part of my psychology course, I am conducting a research project that aims to identify whether certain moods/emotions that people feel at the start of the day might affect their ability to "self-regulate". Self-regulation, in the context of this project, means keeping to your goals in dieting -- i.e., not exceeding your calories for the day -- or smoking -- i.e., not smoking at all, or keeping below X cigarettes. The aim is to see whether being in a good or bad mood -- and, maybe, a specific mood (psychologists like to divide "good" and "bad" moods into things like "Alert", "Guilty", and "Inspired") -- helps with self-regulation. Or, maybe being in a good mood makes you celebrate (read: "with lunch"), thus making goal harder to meet? That's the sort of thing I'm trying to find out.

This is genuine scientific research (references are available on request; contact details for me and my supervisors are on the project website; the results will be submitted for publication to an academic journal) and there is no financial or other form of personal gain for me in this. (In fact, it involves me sitting in front of a computer for rather longer than I'd like!)

The survey will run until the end of May 2013, for up to 60 days per participant (you will be able to provide data to it on one day or all 60, or any number in between). Every time you provide data, you will get an entry into a draw, with three prizes of $50 Amazon gift vouchers (or an equivalent).

If you are interested, please go to The Bridget Jones effect: a study of self-regulation: Main page to sign up. And whether you join or not, please pass this message on to your friends and family, if you think that they might be interested.

Thanks for reading, and I hope that you will be able to take part!
Age 55, retired July 1, 2012; DW is 59 and working for 4 more years. Current portfolio is 1950K split 50 stocks/20 bonds/30 cash. Renting house, no debts.
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