Mood Disorder Specialists Williamston NC

A positive mood is more expansive, sees the larger picture and tends to make more associations. Sad people, on the other hand, tend to stick to the facts, pay attention to details, and use more item'specific processing.

Samaritan's Network Inc
(252) 799-0300
300 S Pearl St
Williamston, NC
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Tideland Mental Health Center
(252) 792-5151
102 Medical Dr
Williamston, NC
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Comprehensive Interventions
(252) 792-8035
615 Washington St
Williamston, NC
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Life Inc
(252) 974-5494
249 N Market St
Washington, NC
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Healthplus Therapeutic Svcs
(252) 948-0333
135 W 2nd St
Washington, NC
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Doughtie Michael
(252) 792-0012
115 E Main St
Williamston, NC
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Life
(252) 792-8120
235 Green St
Williamston, NC
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Down Home Intervention Services Inc
(252) 792-1241
239 Green St
Williamston, NC
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Healthplus Therapeutic Services
(252) 948-0933
211 N Market St
Washington, NC
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Mental Health Center
(252) 946-8061
1308 Highland Dr
Washington, NC
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The Upside of Sadness

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Have trouble remembering things? Maybe you’re just too happy. A recent University of Virginia study found that sad people remembered words more accurately than those who are lovin’ life. The study tested 100 undergraduates who were exposed to two different mood-inducing classical music selections to evoke either happiness (Mozart) or sadness (Mahler).

Once their moods had been altered, the students were shown lists of words that they were then asked to recall. The researchers found that subjects who were feeling cheerier were more likely to lapse into “relational processing,” which means that as they listened they made associations with the words and thought about bigger issues rather than the specifics of the task. Consequently this group’s test scores were lower than their gloomier compatriots.

“A positive mood is more expansive, sees the larger picture and tends to make more associations,” says study author Justin Storbeck. “Sad people, on the other hand, tend to stick to the facts, pay attention to details, and use more item-specific processing.”

The study even puts a positive spin on sadness. “We used to think about negative emotions as being dysfunctional,” says Storbeck, “but sometimes they can be beneficial, depending on the task.”

Elizabeth Marglin

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