The role of affective constructs in human behavior in general, and health behavior in particular, is recapturing the attention of researchers. Have an effect on, mood, and emotion are again thought to be powerful motives in the back of dietary choices, physical activity participation, cigarette smoking, alcohol over-consumption, and drug abuse. Then again, researchers entering the fray will have to confront a vast and confusing theoretical and technical literature. The enormity of this challenge is reflected in a lot of problems plaguing up to date studies, from selecting measures without offering a rationale, to interchanging terms which can be robotically misconstrued. ‘The Measurement of Have an effect on, Mood, and Emotion’ cuts through the jargon, clarifies controversies, and proposes a sound three-tiered system for selecting measures that may rectify past mistakes and accelerate future progress. Panteleimon Ekkekakis offers an accessible and comprehensive guidebook of great value to academic researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of psychology, behavioral and preventive medicine, behavioral nutrition, exercise science, and public health.
The Measurement of Affect, Mood, and Emotion: A Guide for Health-Behavioral Research